New Musical Express | December 1962

No. 830

7 December 1962

Cover "Go Away Little Gir" Recorded by Ray Bennett 1
Johnson, Derek British Disc Buyers Puzzle Johnny Tillotson 2
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail: Sinatra Wants to do Musical 2
Sampson, Gordon Audience Benefited by Cliff's Sore Throat (Cliff Richards) 3
Hellicar, Mike Early Discs worry Brenda Lee 3
Fordyce, Keith Singles Reviews:
Cliff Richards: "Summer Holiday" / "Bachelor Boy" (Columbia)
Nat 'King' Cole: "Dear Lonely Hearts" / "Who's Next in Line" (Columbia)
Gene McDaniels: "Spanish Lace" / "Somebody's Waiting" (Liberty)
Karl Denver: "Pastures of Plenty" / "Dry Tears" (Decca)
Shadows: "Dance On" / "All Day" (Columbia)
Dowlands: "Big, Big Fella" / "Don't Ever Change" (Oriole)
Dion: "Love Come to Me" / "Little Gir" (Stateside)
Mike Desmond: "Please Remember Me" / "Hold My Hand" (Fontana)
Allisons: "I'll Cross My Fingers" / "You Should Be Sorry" (Fontana)
Frank Sinatra: "Me and My Shadow" / "Sam's Song" (Reprise)
Kenny Hollywood: "Magic Star" / "The Wonderful Story of Love" (Decca)
Lloyd Price: "Under Your Spell Again" / "Happy Birthday Mama" (HMV)
Ray Charles: "Your Cheatin' Heart" / "You Are My Sunshine" (HMV)
Evans, Allen LPs Reviewed:
Kingston Trio College Concert (Capitol)
Petula Clark: In Other Words (Pye)
Bobby Darin: Oh! Look at Me Now (Capitol)
Nat 'King' Cole: Ramblin' Rose (Capitol)
Jazz Samba (Verve)
Countrymen: A Flying Visit (Piccadilly)
N.A. NME Top 30:
1. "Lovesick Blues," Frank Ifield (Columbia)
2. "Return to Sender," Elvis Presley (RCA)
3. "Let's Dance," Chris Montez (London)
4. "Guitar Man," Duane Eddy (RCA)
5. "Sun Arise," Rolf Harris (Columbia)
N.A. Best Selling Pop Records in the U.S.:
1. "Big Girls Don't Cry," Four Seasons
2. "Return to Sender," Elvis Presley
3. "Bobby's Girl," Marcie Plane
4. "Don't Hang Up," Orions
5. "Ride," Dee Dee Sharp
N.A. Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain:
1. "Bobby's Gir" (Publisher)
2. "Telestar" (Publisher)
3. "Lovesick Blues" (Publisher)
4. "Venus in Blue Jeans" (Publisher)
5. "Let's Dance" (Publisher)
N.A. Cliff Richards, Elvis Presley, Acker Bilk, David Jacobs
Billy Fury will give Tornados their gold disc
Your chance to tip Cliff's hit
Checker 208 series
Max at Seaside
Leyton Tour put back
Calvert with Lynn for New Zealand
Label Re-introduced (Vogue)
Kenny Ball may make film musical
Springfields off to U.S.
Rush release for American hit LPs
Korner's TV debut
Mathis on Boxing day
BBC's Albert Hall pop prestige show
Stars in concert
Murray on AR-TV show
Disc Re-recorded (Simmone Jackson)
Bunny (Lewis)'s Break
Dickie Henderson for U.S. TV
N.A. Cliff, Shadows precede Queen's Xmas speech
Shapiro, Brown, Vee, 'Lucky Stars' dates
Eve Boswell for Africa
Valentine Booked for new late show
Barber may visit four countries
Frank Ifield disc tipped a U.S. hit
New Name for Polka Dots (Counterpoints)
Dave King Series
Shadows 21st party off: Stars grounded
Acker Bilk on Cotton Show
Former Avon joins Pye
Connie Francis next week: other U.S. stars sought
McDowell quits Temperance 7
Smith, Alan Patsy Cline overcame grave car crash injuries 8
Write-In From You to Us 8
Evans, Allen LPs Reviewed:
Sinatra and Swinging Brass (Reprise)
Connie Francis: Country Music Connie Style (MGM)
Eden Cane (Ace of Clubs)
Eddie Cochran: Cherished Memories (Liberty)
Pat Boone's Golden Hits (London)
Christmas with the Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)
Bonanza (RCA)
James Darren: Love Among the Young (Pye)
Gillis, Charles Minstrel Musical 8
Johnson, Derek Non-Stop Susan Maughan
Frank Ifield's Golden Birthday
Charlton, Bruce Los Angeles Excites John Leyton Who Was Banned in New Zealand 10
N.A. Classified Ads 11
Cat, The Alley Tail Pieces 12
  Reed Juckett, March 2006  

No. 831

14 December 1962


Cover The Next Time, Bachelor Boy, Two New Titles from Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Upcoming Film Summer Holiday 1
Decca Go Away Little Girl 1
Advertisement Gina, Speak Softly 1
n.a. Cliff. Adam. Springfields. 1
Advertisement New Hits from Ray Charles 2
Derek Johnson Derek Johnson's Survey of Xmas Discs
"Give Us a Kiss for Christmas" (Pinky and Perky)
"Sing Song Medley" (Buss Conway)
"White Christmas" / "Silent Night" (Nina and Frederick)
"Silent Night" / "Little Church Bel" (Dottie Wayne)
"Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy" (George Mitchell Choir)
Advertisement Gypsy: Ethel Merman on Broadway 2
n.a. Great Singles from Gypsy: Johnny Mathis, Tonny Bennett 2
Derek Johnson Cliff Richard's "Next Time" is a Two-Time 3
n.a. "Sleeper" Wakes up for Maureen 3
Advertisement "I'll Cross My Fingers," The Allisons 3
Advertisement Cleo Laine 3
Keith Fordyce Bright and Commercial Cleo
Mel Torme: "Comin Home Baby" / "Right Now" (London)
Gracie Fields: "Now is the Hour" / "Small World" (Decca)
Dinah Washington: "You're a Sweetheart" / "It's a Mean Old Man's World" (Columbia)
Kenny Lynch: "I'm Not that Sort of Gir" / "It Had Better Be a Wonderful Lie" (HMV)
Brook Benton: "Hotel Happiness" / "Still Waters Run Deep" (Mercury)
Johnny Tollotsen: "I Can't Help It" / "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (London)
The Bachelors: "Charmaine" / "Old Bil" (Decca)
Johnny O'Keefe: "Sing" / "To Love" (Zodiac)
Jeff Rowena: "Diddle-de-Dum" / "Dance Baby Dance" (Oriole)
Back o' Town Syncopators: "Follow Follow" / "Canal Street Blues" (Decca)
Lou Monte: "Pepino the Italian Mouse" / "What Did Washington Say When He Crossed the Delaware" (Reprise)
MGM Welcome Back Connie Francis 4
Advertisement Mike Berry's New Release! 4
Advertisement Congratulations Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis 4
PYE The Market Song! 4
Allen Evans LPs by Allen Evans
Spotnicks in London: Out-a Space (Oriole)
Dino Latino (Reprise)
Brook Benton: There Goes that Song (Mercury)
Around the World in Song (HMV)
Harry James: Requests from the Road (MGM)
Music Man (MGM)
Caterina Velente: Great Continental Hits (Decca)
EMI New Pop Hits 5
NME Top Thirty
1. "I Return to Sender," Elvis Presley (RCA)
2. "Lovesick Blues," Frank Field (Columbia)
3. "Sun Arise," Rolf Harris (Columbia)
4. "The Next Time," Cliff Richard (Columbia)
5. "Bobby's Girl," Susan Maughan (Philips)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. "Bobby's Gir" (Kassner)
2. "Telstar" (Ivy)
3. "Lovesick Blues" (Lawrence Wright)
4. "Venus in Blue Jeans" (Parnes)
5. "Devil Woman" (Acuff Rose)
n.a. New Honours for Cliff!
More Stars in Package Show
Shirley Bassey Spring Tour at Weekends
Susan Maughan on 'Easy Beat' Twice
More Stars in Package Show
Johnny Mathis Back in Summer
Lotis for Bal Tabarin
'Lucky Stars' girl to cut a record
British Cast LP for US Label
Cordell will pen music for two major films
Decca Karl Denver 6
n.a. Jacobs Hosts Song Contest- and Signs with BBC-TV
Connie Ill- Trip Off
Max Bygraves Palladium TV
Stars at EMI Dinner
Mat Monro for Blackpool Show
Civilian Hatch
Sinatra Concert Pays for Coach
Billy Fury in 'Lucky Stars'
Ifield's Return Dates on Major Tele-Shows
Saphena Happy Christmas Engagement 7
Mike Hellicar The Springfields 8
Advertisement Top Pops from these Top Co-Ops 8
n.a. Chubby in 'Bossa' Film 8
Advertisement The People New Year Ball 8
Decca Like I Don't Love You 8
Advertisement Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! 2LPs for the Price of One (Full Page) 9
Alan Smith Aladdin' Faith talks about his 16 Singles 10
Dallas Super IV Guitar 10
Allen Evans E.Ps: Cliff Hits
Cliff Richard: "It'll Be Me"/"I'm Looking Out the Window" / "Do You Want to Dance" / "Since I Lost You" (Columbia)
Bobby Vee: Sincerely: "Also I Can't Say Goodbye" / "My Love Loves Me" (Liberty)
Clinton Ford: "What More Can I Say" / "Ever Since You Left Town" / "Who's Next in Line" (Oriole)
Shirley Bassey: "Where Shall I Find Him" / "It Might as Well be Spring" (Columbia)
Hayley Mills: "Let's Climb" / "Camarata" (Decca)
Tornados: "Sounds of the..." / "Among The" (Decca)
Craig Douglas: "Cuddle Up Craig" / "Jingle" / "White Christmas" (Decca)
Ray Charles: "I Can't Stop Loving" / "Georgia on my Mind" / "Don't Know Me" (HMV)
Frank Ifield Hits: "I Remember You" / "Lovesick Blues" / "I Listen to My Heart" / "She Taught Me How to Yodel Neat" (Columbia)
Russ Conway: "Concerto Dreamers" / "Call of the Sea" (Columbia)
Helen Shapiro: "Miss Lonely" / "I Don't Care" / "Away from Other Girls" (Columbia)
Vic Lewis Swings Nelson Riddle: "Town Talk" / "Bass Load Is Sax Blues" / "Basic Riddle" (Columbia)
n.a. No Screams for Presley 10
n.a. Guild in the top ten! 10
n.a. Take Four!!!! of these Free Brochures 10
n.a. Silent Night by Dottie Wayne 10
Advertisement Rabin Agency
Joe Loss Limited
Tito Burns
Cyril Berlin
General Artistes LTD
Terry Young Six
J.D.S. Ent's Agency
Malcolm Nixon Agency
Advertisement The Beatles "Love Me Do" (Parlophone) Direction Nems Enterprises Ltd. 12-14 Whitechapel, Liverpool 1. ROYal 7895 11
Advertisement Original Checkmates
Brian Howard
Wanted Urgently!! Skilled guitar makers, filtters and testers
International Xmas Cards
Radio Luxembourg Programmes on 208 Metres
Star Stationary
Advertisement Dance On! recorded by the Shadows
Kenny Ball's Christmas Party
Cana-Variety Agency
Now on Sale! 1963 Super Annual
The Christmas Record! Piano Party
Like I Do
Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 12
  Julia Cox, October 2009  

No. 832

21 December 1962


Cover The Shadows with a new charts success! 'Dance On!' Columbia Records 1
Hellicar, Mike "Which Side of Ray's Disc Gets You Going? 2
Dove, Ian "Teenagers' Pantomine" 2
Johnson, Derek 'Return to Sender' Marks 50th Elvis Chart Entry! 3
Evans, Allen LPs
From Adam with Love (Parlophone)
Viva Bossa Nova (Capitol)
Two Sides of Jimmy Justice (Pye)
Alma Cogan: How about Love (Columbia)
Ray Conniff: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (CBS)
Bravo Bikel (Pye)
n.a. Buddy's Mother's Xmas Message 3
Fordyce, Keith Connie's Best for Ages [Singles]
Connie Francis "I'm Gonna Be Warm this Winter" (MGM)
Claudio Villa
Ted Heath "The Gospel Theme" (Decca)
Bill Black "Jocy's Sock" (London)
Milva "Quattro Vestiti" (Centro EP)
Highwaymen "Well, Well, Wel" (United Artists)
The Duprees "My Own True Love"
Dick Emery "Corkney Christmas" (Philips)
David Thorne "The Alley Cat Song" (Stateside)
Ruby Murray "How Did He Look" (Columbia)
Mike Berry "Don't You Think It's time" (HMV)
n.a. Potted Pops
Quincy Jones (Mercury)
The Ventures (Liberty)
n.a. Best Selling LPs in Britain
1. On Stage with the George Mitchell Minstrels
2. George Mitchell, Black & White Minstrel Show
3. West Side Story, Soundtrack
4. Elvis Presley, Rock and Roll No. 2 (RCA)
5. George Mitchell, Another Black & White Minstrel Show
n.a. NME Top Thirty
1. Elvis Presley, "Return to Sender" (RCA)
2. Rolf Harris, "Sun Arise" (Columbia)
3. Cliff Richard, "The Next Time" (Columbia)
4. Frank Ifield, "Lovesick Blues" (Columbia)
5. Duane Eddy, "Guitar Man" (RCA)
n.a. Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. Tornados, "Telstar"
2. Chubby Checker, "Limbo Rock"
3. Elvis Presley, "Return to Sender"
4. Marcie Blane, "Bobby's Gir"
5. Four Seasons, "Big Girls Don't Cry"
n.a. Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. "Bobby's Gir" (Kasmor)
2. "Telstar" (Ivy)
3. "Return to Sender" (Masor)
4. "Rockin around the Christmas Tree" (Chappell)
5. "Lovesick Blues" (Lawrence Wright)
n.a. 'Telstar' Team Heads for Second Gold: Tornados top US Chart Film Music Offer
Connie Makes 6.000-mile trip in a day
Billy Cotton TV Show switched to Sundays
Ted's 750th Memories [Light Programme]
Jimmy Saville: Major tour
Ball's Next single comes from Japan
Hyland and Lee sought for film
Freeman back on pop panel
Marty Wilde to do tour—group reformed
Seven entries in 'Song for Europe'
Eagles to make another film
Murray comperes 'London Lights'
Delaney Band on ATV show
Second 'Stars' panelist signed to record [Polly Perkins]
Conway's 'crackerjack'
Patsy Ann Noble on King's series
Home for Xmas [Peppi]
Disc-jockeys' band
C and W trip to Nashville [Dave Barnes]
Wynter at Great Yarmouth
Adam Faith tops polls
American songwriter dies [Harry Barris]
n.a. Eddy, Tillotson, Rodgers due here for spring tours
Bing Crosby Xmas Radio Showcase
Novelty 'Jury'
Cliff Richard in 'Pop Parades'
Douglas comperes new radio series
Bob Hope cuts film single
Two Decca men to branch out?
Bob Miller on 'Stringbeat'
East Ham Opening
Vic Lewis to record in U.S.
New Southern Series
Lynch on Radio
Billy Fury told to rest for six weeks
Minstrels' LPs best-sellers
Three stars booked for continental TV
Bilk "Billboard' Awards on 'Lucky Stars'
Music Firms' Changes
Johnson, Derek Shadows plan quick-fire charts onslaught in 1963 8
n.a. How the stars will spend Xmas 8
Dove, Ian Rolf-of-every trade 9
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail: Shirley Bassey highly praised by critics 9
n.a. Your Xmas TV and radio pop 9
n.a. From You to Us 9
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 10
n.a. Kayes and '20s
Doris Day—Clown!
Modernised [rebuilt Empire]
n.a. Classified ads 11
n.a. EMI commercial 12
  Toni Licciardello, February 2006  

No. 833

28 December 1962


Cover "Diamonds" Recorded by: Jet Harris & Tony Meehan 1
Smith, Alan C-and-W Invades the New York Concert World 2
N.A. Star Quotes 2
Johnson, Derek SOS—Then the Stars Appear for Nothing! 2
Hellicar, Mike Meet the Jordanaires 2
Hellicar, Mike The Radio Show that Started a 35-Million Dollar Industry: 3
Musel, Bob Del's 'Maid' Pure Nashville Sound 3
Fordyce, Keith Behind the Scenes at the Pop Inn 4
Evans, Allen LPs Reviewed
Craig Douglas
A Bobby Vee Recording Session
Max Bygraves: Show Stoppers
Al Jolson: Let Me Sing and I'm Happy
Joni James: The Mood Is Swinging
Steve Lawrence: Come Waltz with Me
Romantic Eartha (Kitt)
Alice Faye Sings Her Famous Movie Hits
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Gospel Truth
All-Time Country and Western Hits
Vic Damone: Strange Enchantment
All the Hits by Rydell
Edmund Hockridge Sings for You
Norman Vaughan: Swingin' Songs for Dodgy People
Patsy Cline: Sentimentally Yours
N.A. NME Top Thirty
1. Cliff Richard: "The Next Time"
2. Elvis Presley: "Return to Sender"
3. Shadows: "Dance On"
4. Rolf Harris: "Sun Arise"
5. Duane Eddy: "Guitar Man"
N.A. Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. Tornados: "Telestar"
2. Chubby Checker: "Limbo Rock"
3. Marcie Blane: "Bobby's Gir"
4. Steve Lawrence: "Go Away Little Gir"
5. Four Seasons: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
N.A. Top Sheet Music Sellers [prepared by the Music Publishers' Association]
1. "Stranger on the Shore"
2. "Can't Help Falling in Love"
3. "Wonderful World of the Young"
4. "The Young Ones"
5. "I Remember You"
Gray, Andy Frankie Vaughan's Debut Success 6
B. A. Adam in Kimono 6
Ward, Philip Ifield a Winner 6
King, Ron Denver Popular 6
Sampson, Gordon 'Drink' from Lonnie 6
Dove, Ian Rotten Acting! 6
Andrew, John Joe Brown's Debut 6
C. R. Wynter's Triumph 6
Flatley, Dell 'More' from Craig 6
James, Philip Valentine Hit 6
Bartram, Doug Sarne a Natural 6
N.A. Frank Ifield Joins Elvis, Cliff as Best-Seller Star
Heinz Burt Quits the Tornados
'Telestar' Follow-Up Out Next Week ["Globetrotter"]
Fury Date On Now
Shirley Bassey: Throat Trouble
Ellington on Granada-TV
Recording Manager Writes Film Score [Tony Hatch]
Mackintosh for New Ballroom
'Oliver' Opening Delayed in U.S.
Jane Powel on Palladium TV
Five 'New Year' Radio Bands
Pete [Murray] on 'Jury'
Joe Brown's Stage Act for LP
N.A. Granada-TV's Big Daily Pop Feature
Julie Grant in 'On the Scene'
Susan Maughan's 'Lucky Stars'
Gene Vincent's Leg Operation
Connie's [Francis] Premiere
Helen Shapiro's Tour Dates Set
Final 'Like-Music'
Shane Fenton Joins Tommy Steele FilmFaith Series
Richard Sells 250,000 in Week: Tour Dates Named
Smith, Alan Bernard Cribbins Shatters a Dream! 8
Thomson, Ken Hayley Talks About Elvis 8
Johnson, Derek Takes a Last Look at 1962's—Thrills and Disappointments 9
Smith, Alan Julie Grant Once 'Topped' Helen [Shapiro] 10
N.A. A Preview of 'Summer Holiday' [Cliff Richard] 10
Evans, Allen EPs: Robert Wilson, Brian Hyland, Temperance Seven Running Wild, Connie's American Hits, Acker Bilk, Bobby Vinton, Ventures, The Eagles, Nina and Frederik, Kenny Ball Hit ParadeJoe Loss, Dean Martin, Countrymen, Gene McDaniels, Billy Cotton 10
N.A. Who's Where 10
N.A. Classified Ads 11
Cat, The Alley Tail-Pieces 12
N.A. It's All Happening in 'Hit Parade' 12
  Colin Lord, February 2006  

NME | 1962

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