New Musical Express | February 1962

2 February 1962 No. 786  
Johnson, Derek Presenting Liberty — New Label 2
Johnson, Derek Welcome Buddy Greco 2
n/a Bunny Lewis Joins Reveille 2
Hellicar, Mike Romeo… and Juliet:
Sinatra Sings British
Juliet Prowse [In London and Madrid]
3
Fordyce, Keith All-Star Singles Reviews:
Frank Sinatra, “The Moon Was Yellow”
Anne Shelton, “Nein Nein Fraulein”
Tony Orlando, “Talkin’ about You”
Ricky Stevens, “Forever”
Gary Bonds, “Dear Lady Twist”
4
Fordyce, Keith ‘Waltz’ Contest for Lyn and Valerie 4
Fordyce, Keith Irresistible Doris Day 4
Fordyce, Keith Pinky’s Red-Hot ‘Hannah’ Is One to Enjoy 4
Evans, Allen LP Reviews:
Danny Williams, Moon River and Others
Frank Sinatra, Come Swing with Me, [Capitol]
Alyn Almsworth, Blue Horizons, [Parlophone]
Gerry Brown, It’s Trad Time, [Fontana]
Songs of Famous Carter Family, [Phillips]
4
n.a. High on the Charts: Adam Faith 4
NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britain:
1. Cliff Richard, “The Young Ones”
2. Chubby Checker, “Lets Twist Again”
3. Eden Kane, “Forget Me Not”
4. Elvis Presley, “Rock-a-hula Baby”
5. Bobby Darin, “Multiplication”
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain:
1. “The Young Ones” [Barms Witmark]
2. “Moon River” [The Twist]
3. “The Twist” [Lois]
4. “Johnny Will” [Blossom]
5. “I’d Never Find Another You” [Nevine-Khrahner]
5
NME Best Selling Pop Record in U.S.:
1. Joey Dee and the Starliters, “Peppermint Twist”
2. Elvis Presley, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
3. Chubby Checker, “The Twist”
4. Sue Thompson, “Norman”
5. Barbara George, “I Know”
5
n.a. BBC-TV’s ‘Song for Europe’ line-up
New Disc Signings: Susan Terry [Piccadilly], Johnny Keating [Piccadilly]
Can Cliff Richard Win Britain’s fastest-ever Gold Record?
Presley Film Plans: “Mr. Will You Marry Me?”
Frankie Vaughan represents Holland in TV festival
Danny Williams in ‘Lucky Stars’
Gene Pitney: More TV Dates
Earlier Issue of Kenny Ball dism
“Twist Around the Clock” Film Dates
Marty Wilde to Join Fury tour
John Leyton Beats Ban
Eartha Kitt’s Return
Eddie Calvert to Join Ken Dodd
Dave King- Australia Bound
Matt Monro is Cotton Guest
Donegan’s Yarmouth Season Confirmed
Equity opposes Dorothy Provine TV dates
U.K. Stars of ‘It’s Trad, Dad’ album
Vee and Orlando record Luxembourg series
 
n.a. Brenda Lee Booked for Palladium TV
Frank Sinatra London Charity Concert Planned this Summer
Danish Group: Pap Bue’s Viking Jazz Band returns to U.K.
TV Honours For Acker Bilk and Billy Fury
Temperance Seven film renamed, “Take Me Over”
Non-vocal Visit from Paul Anka
Yana in hospital
Producer Rob Belchier, Ill
Russ, Brooks, Bilk in ‘Pops Parade’
Duane Eddy to marry Miriam Johnson
Vee to Wax in London
Adam Faith recovers from effects of Smallpox vaccination
Tony Orlando’s first British visit is delayed
Shadows wax vocal disc
ATV’s ‘All That Jazz’ Back Again in March
Dickie Henderson for U.S. TV series
5
Johnson, Derek “I Don’t Follow any Trend’ says Pat Boone in a Question-time Interview 6
Hellicar, Mike Neil Sedaka Introduced the TOKENS 7
Evans, Allen EPs:
Auriel Carnell [Arsi]
Bobby Vee [London]
Dutch Swing College Band [Phillips]
Ray Conniff Singers [Phillips]
Los Paraguavos [Fontana]
8
Hutchins, Chris Now Helen Takes a Vital Step! 8
Johnson, Derek ‘Frogman’ Henry Here Next Week 8
Hentoff, Nat Sellers and Hayley Mills in ‘Peter Pan’ film? 9
Charlton, Bruce Adam Faith Boosts the Teenagers 9
Rich, Jim Friendly Rivals—That’s Lonnie, Miki and Griff 9
Severn, Mark “Danny Is Great,” Says Mathis 10
n.a. Classifieds 10
Jones, Barbara U.S. Teenagers Vote for Their Favourites 10
Jones, Barbara 4,000 Fans Welcome Cliff Richard Back 11
  Tamara McEwan, 9 February 2005  
     
9 February 1962 No. 787  
Vee, Bobby Bobby Vee Writes about Cliff, Helen, Adam, Mark- and You 3
Johnson, Derek …And Pays a Tribute to Ever-Popular Boy [Buddy Holly] 3
Fordyce, Keith Pat Boone, Shirley Bassey, Connie Francis Tipped for Hitsville
Danny and Juniors/Cannon, "Twistin' All Night Long"
Karl Denver, "Never Goodbye"
Charlie Drake, "Tanglefoot"
Jo Peters, "Never Cheat Your Sweetheart"
Russ Conway, "Lesson One"
4
Evans, Allen LP Reviews:
Tony Orlando, Bless You, [Fontana]
Ken Griffin, Romantic Waltzes, [Philips]
Ben Light, Orchids In the Moonlight [Oriole]
Chita Rivera, [Philips]
4
NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britain:
1. Cliff Richard, “The Young Ones”
2. Elvis Presley, “Rock-a-hula Baby”
3. Chubby Checker, “Let’s Twist Again”
4. Eden Kane, “Forget Me Not”
5. Leroy Van Dyke, “Walk On By”
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain:
1. “The Young Ones” [Harms-Witmark]
2. “Moon River” [Chappell]
3. “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” [Aldon]
4. “Johnny Will” [Blossom]
5. “Midnight in Moscow” [Tyler]
5
NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.:
1. Joey Dee & the Starliters, “Peppermint Twist”
2. Gene Chandler, “Duke of Earl”
3. Chubby Checker, “The Twist”
4. Elvis Presley, “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
5. Barbara George, “I Know”
5
n.a. Tony Orlando Aids Injured Girl Fan
Twist on High Level
Oriole Signs Ten for Schroeder
New Disc Signings: Parisian Jacques Jordan
Checker’s Fourth Movie
Ball Heading for ‘Moscow’ Gold Disc
Conway Concerts
Dallas Bookings
Vernon’s Trio!
Craig Douglas goes West
‘Music Man’ Tours Country
Deeps Returning
Novello Awards on TV again
Ruby for Eire
Palladium Revue June 1
Extra Dates for Less-Vincent Tour
Bad Back May Delay Mathis
Trad Band’s Disc Debut
Mudlarks’ TV Dates
Weedon To Play Chopin
Alma Cogan To Japan: U.S.-bound Joan Regan
Faith Bassey & Wilde in Line for Future Pictures
More Bid Names in ‘Lucky Stars’
AR Plan Series with Geraldo
Can Cliff Beat Elvis?
Leyton’s Tour- October
6
n.a. Bobby Vee To Guest in Fury Film- Return Trip Project
Ford, Greco, Williams in ATV’s Jazz Series
Barber Flies out Again
Bilk’s Hamburg Show on Radio Network
Dave King’s Film Release Dates
Tony Orlando’s Ballroom Dates
Shapiro Take Provine’s Place on Palladium TV
American Stars for ‘Saturday Club’
Electronic Music Disc out Soon
Monro and MDs in Big U.S. Disc Plans
Connie Francis States Hits Not Chosen by EMI
Johnny Burnette Here in April
7
Hellicar, Mike Burl Ives Makes the Charts 8
Hellicar, Mike Star Welcome to Britain for Singing Songsmith: Gene Pitney 8
Evans, Allen EP Reviews:Jimmy Dean [Philips], Jack Ross Orchestra and Chorus [London], On the Swingin’ Side [Philips], Mucho Gusto! [Philips], Previn Plus Strings [Philips] 8
Johnson, Derek John Loudermilk Used to Record to Sell Songs But Now He Sings to Sell Himself 9
Hellicar, Mike Broken Leg Helped Karl Denver to Find ‘Wimoweh’ 9
Hellicar, Mike Welcome Back Bobby Rydell 10
n.a. Sinatra to SignCrosbys 10
n.a. Nat Hentoff’s American Airmail 10
n.a. Classifieds 11
Johnson, Derek One Drummer Talks about Another: Sandy Nelson Mustn’t Record Too Often, Warns Tony Meehan 12
Wedge, Don Buddy Greco’s Act Stylish, Exciting 12
n.a. Donegan Shoots the Groom 12
n.a. U.S. Honours Two British Tunes 12
  Tamara McEwan, 15 February 2005  
     
16 February 1962 No. 788  
Gray, Andy Ronnie Carroll Proves the Bookie Always Wins! 2
n.a. Georgia Winters Meets Dion 2
Johnson, Derek When Elvis Was Called “The Hillbilly Johnnie Ray” 3
Hentoff, Nat Old Injury Puts Mathis Out 3
Fordyces, Keith The Song for Europe Discs:
Ronnie Carroll, “Ring-a-Ding Girl”
Frank Ifield, "Alone Too Long"
Kenny Lynch, "There's Never Been a Girl"
Rikki Price, "You're for Real"
Brook Brothers, "Tell Tale"
Johnny Angel, "Look Look Little Angel"
4
n.a. Paul Anka Makes Impressive Debut on New Label 4
NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britain:
1. Cliff Richard, “The Young Ones”
2. Chubby Checker, “Let’s Twist Again”
3. Elvis Presley, “Rock-a-hula Baby”
4. Eden Kane, “Forget Me Not”
5. Leroy Van Dyke, “Walk on by”
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain:
1. “The Young Ones” [Harms-Witmark]
2. “Moon River” [Chappell]
3. “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” [Aldon]
4. “Stranger on the Shore” [Sherwin]
5. “I’d Never Find Another You” [Nevins-Kirshner]
5
NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.:
1. Gene Chandler, “Duke of Earl”
2. Joey Dee & the Starliters, “Peppermint Twist”
3. Chubby Checker, “The Twist”
4. Sue Thompson, “Norman”
5. Dion, “The Wanderer”
5
n.a. Big Disc Coverage for Bart’s ‘Blitz’
New Disc Signings: The Singing Wrestler
Tillotson’s First Here
Pete Murray ‘Scapa’ Success
U.S. Bonds, Burnette Ttour Here: Haley Too?
Ronnie Carroll Gets Rush of TV Dates
‘Pops Parade’ Century
Karl Denver to Scotland
Jerry Lee Lewis Tour Dates Set
More Ella Venues
Howlin’ Wolf Tour
Ken Mackintosh’s Mecca-deal
More Stars for Seaside Sundays
Shapiro Returns to Paris Olympia
Hightower in ATV ‘All that Jazz’
Fenton for Eire
6
n.a. Acker Bilk Stars in TV Band Show Series
American Stars Bow Into ‘Jury’
Jimmy Crawford Joins Orlando
Loads of Stars Due at Spastics Record Show
‘Meet Bobby Vee’
Shirley Bassey- Nelson Riddle as Possible Stage Concert Team
Cliff, Pat: Royal Show
Don Everly Married
Second fury 208 Series Fixed
Minstrels In Two Summer Seasons
Ball Offered World Tour
Eurovision Top 3 in ‘Lucky Stars’
Cyril Stapleton’s New Twist LP
Matt Monro Bows While Joan’s Ill
Bean’s ‘Big Bad John’ Tops Poll
Time-Oriole Albums
Ford’s Big Loss
Temps for Germany
First U.K. Tour for Pet Clark
7
Johnson, Derek Questions Time with Tony Orlando 8
Smith, Alan Alan Smith Welcomes Ella and Eartha 8
Hellicar, Mike Eden’s Ready to Start Again! 9
Johnson, Derek The Man Behind Bobby Vee’s Big Hits 9
Hutchins, Chris Billy Fury Reveals His Film Set Secrets 10
Charlton, Bruce What Is Leroy Van Dyke Playing At? 10
n.a. Classifieds 11
Hutchins, Chris Vee- Orlando Triumph 12
  Tamara McEwan, March 2005  
     
23 February 1962 No. 789  
Cover Page Karl Denver’s Wimoweh No. 5 this week  
Derek Johnson Welcome to Paul Anka and Jimmy Dean 2
n.a. As the Twist Hits the Chart Top – Chubby Checker and Joey Dee 3
Keith Fordyce Shadows Set for ‘Wonderful’ hit
Also Reviewed–
“Doin’ the Twist,” Emile Ford
“Please Don’t Ask About Barbara,” Bobby Vee
“I Ain’t Got Nobody,” Buddy Greco
“If this Is Love,” Ronnie Hilton
“What Kind of Fool Am I?,” and “Gonna Build A Mountain,” Sammy Davis
“Where Have All the Flowers Gone?,” and “O Ken Karanga,” Kingston Trio
“Hello First Love,” Susan Singer
“Letter Full of Tears,” and “Magic Eyes,” Billy Fury
“Dream Baby,” Roy Orbison
“ Lucky Star,” Gene Vincent
4
NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britan –Top 5
1. “Let’s Twist Again,” Chubby Checker
2. “The Young Ones,” Cliff Richards
3. “Rock a Hula Baby,” Elvis Presley
4. “Forget Me Not,” Eden Kane
5. “Wimoweh,” Karl Denver
5
NME Best Selling Pop Records in the U.S. – Top 5
1. “Duke of Earl,” Gene Chandler
2. “The Wanderer,” Dion
3. “Norman,” Sue Thompson
4. “The Twist,” Chubby Checker
5. “Hey! Baby,” Bruce Chanel
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britan – Top 5
1. “The Young Ones,” Harms/Witmark
2. “Moon River,” Chappell
3. “Let’s Twist Again,” West One
4. “I’d Never Find Another You,” Nevins/Kirshner
5. “Forget Me Not,” Cromwell
 
Derek Johnson Eartha Kitts Superb ArtistryBall’s six ‘Easy Beats’ 6
n.a. Cliff’s [Richards] ‘Young Ones’ Becomes Million-Air
Acker Bilk and Band as Gaol-birds in New Film
Heath Show in Festival?
Orlando, Henry to Launch TV Series
Denver for ‘Jazz Club’
Adam Faith Reveals New Film Secrets
‘Ring-A-Ding’ in Dock Green!
AR’s ‘Find the Singer’ Returns
Variety Date for Adam Faith
River’s New Label
Montand Returns
6
n.a. Boone to Wax in Brit Studio 6-7
n.a. Bobby Vee, Connie Francis Film Projects Here
Sinatra Charity Concerns Here in Early Summer
Shirley Bassey – Nelson Riddle Concerts Set
Danny Williams in ‘Startime’
Calvert Guests with Ken Dodd
New Bing Film
Suzy Resident in ‘Sing It Again’
Cine-Trad in April
BBC to televise Variety Clubs awards ceremony
Nina and Frederik Concert Tour Set
Henderson, Drake, Squires Summer Season Plans
7
Chris Hutchins Susan Singer Talks about My Cousin Helen 8
Derek Johnson Reviews of Two Big Film Musicals (Fantastic ‘West Side’ impact and Oriental charm) 8
Nat Hentoff American Flashes (mentions Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton, Louis Niser, Earl Wilson, Connie Francis, Chubby Checker, Billy Daniels, Irving Berlin, Joan Collins) 8
Derek Johnson Kenny Ball Has Betty to Thank for His Latest Hit 10
Alan Smith Can Shirley Bassey Make It Three Show Hits in a Row? 11-12
The Alley Cat Drake Follows Ball for U.S. Honours? 11-12
A.G. Ella’s Singing Intoxicates Her Fans 12
  Erin Mulrane, February 2005  
  Original February 1962 contents by Phil Jennings March 1999  
 
 
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