New Musical Express | April 1963

Number 847 5 April 1963  
Cover Cliff Richard, Billy Fury, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Carroll, Sammy Davis, and Gerry Marsden. 1
Smith, Alan Gerry and the Pacemakers Share Their Success Secret 3
Johnson, Derek Andy Williams Revives the 'Lasting' Ballad Trend in Top 30! 3
Fordyce, Keith Singles Review
'More' Succes For Danny?  Danny Williams: "More" / "Rhapsody" (HMV)
Kenny Ball Keeps Traveling.  Kenny Ball: "Casablanca" / "Hazelmere" (Pye)
Pet Clark in Two Tongues.  Pet Clark: "Chariot" / "Casanova" (Pye)
Vinton Self-Debut.  Bobby Vinton: "Over the Mountain, across the Sea" / "Faded Pictures" (Columbia)
4
Fordyce, Keith Singles Review
Donna Douglas: "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight" / "Do I Know?" (Piccadilly)
Teresa Brewer: "Walking the Floor over You" / "Jealous Heart" (Coral)
Dorothy Squires: "Bless Your Heart My Darling" / "Once upon a Time" (Columbia)
Bob Hope: "Call Me Bwana" / "The Flip Side" (United Artists)
Stanley Black: "Lullaby of the Stars" / "Hand in Hand" (Decca)
Dolores Gray: "Mornin' Train" / "Our Day Will Come"
Johnny Towers: "Lonely Man Theme" / "There's No Place Like Rome" (Philips)
Little Peggy March: "I Will Follow Him" / "Wind-Up Doll" (RCA)
Jan Burnette: "The Boy I Used to Know" / "Unimportant Things" (Oriole)
Jess Conrad: "It's about Time" / "As You Like It" (Decca)
Grethe and Jorger Ingmann, "Dansevise" / "My Little Boy" (Columbia)
4
Evans, Allan LP Reviews
The Beatles, Please Please Me (Parlaphone)
Soundtrack, Just for Fun (Decca)
Rolf Harris, Sun Arise (Columbia)
Joe Loss, Must Be Madison - Must Be Twist (HMV)
4
Evans, Allan When Sinatra Was Unwanted 4
NME Top Thirty
1.  "How Do You Do It," Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia)
2.  "Foot Tapper," Shadows (Columbia)
3.  "From a Jack to a King," Ned Miller (London)
4.  "Summer Holiday," Cliff Richard (Columbia)
5.  "Say Wonderful Things," Ronnie Carroll (Philips)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  "Say Wonderful Things" (Ardmore & Beechwood)
2.  "Summer Holiday" (Elstree)
3.  "Foot Tapper" (Elstree)
4.  "Island of Dreams" (Chappel)
5.  "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (Aberbach)
5
N.A. Cliff Richard's All-Star Cast
Quick Bassey Sell-Out
Vocal Groups Dominate American Charts
New Star Groups in Same Summer Show [The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers]
Beatles, Orbison, Gerry Package: More Tour Dates
American Stars 'On the Scene' [Johnny Tillotson, Paul and Paula]
Bone Kept Star Off the Stage [Frankie Vaughan swallowed chicken bone and could not perform]
Lennie's Guests [The Tornados, Susan Maughan]
'Jumbo' Released
Late-Night Repeats for Decca 208 Shows
Freeman Tests TV Music Quiz
|Billy Fury's Tour Venues Booked
Duos on 'Lucky Stars'
Andy Williams on TV, Kingstons at Hilton, New Charles Dates
6
N.A. Conway Show on Saturday Nights
Klein's New Film Tunes
Leyton Film Gets Royal Premiere ["The Great Escape"]
Davis Wants to Wax with Heath [Sammy Davis wants to make album with Ted Heath]
Picking the New Tornado
Gary Miller in BBC-TV Series
Mark Wynter on New Radio Show
Ronnie Carroll to Northern Clubs
7
Thompson, Ken Ken Thompson Visits TV and Film Sets to Interview Stars in the News
Donegan-Grandison MGA Creates New TV Show Cast
Mike Sarne Plays the Harmonica
8
N.A. Radio Luxembourg Programmes 208 Metres 8
Smith, Alan Alan Smith Gives You the Truth about those Disgusting Buddy Holly Rumors 9
Harrison, George More [Sammy] Davis Magic 9
Smith, Alan Pop Stars Galore in "Just for Fun Movie" 11
Hellicar, Mike Mike Hellicar Welcomes Easter Holiday Makers Paul and Paula 11
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 12
  Emily Gorbach, Spring 2008  
     
Number 848 12 April 1963  
Cover He's on His Way Again… This Time It's Casablanca (Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen) 1
Derek Johnson A Big Welcome Back to Poland' Consistent Hit-Maker Del Shannon 2
Bruce Charlton Eddie Cochran Has Never Been Forgotten 2
N.A. Who's Where 2
Allan Evans EP Reviews
Russ Conway, Happy Days (Columbia)
Peggy Lee, Sugar 'n' Spice (Capitol)
Buddy Greco, Songs for Swinging Lovers (Columbia)
Nat "King" Cole, Ramblin' Rose (Capitol)
Shake Keane (Columbia)
2
N.A. Famous Five Send Autographed Eggs to Fans in Hospital 3
Derek Johnson Shadows Sing with Beatles at Bruce's (Welch) Party 3
Derek Johnson Cliff (Richard) Will Have No Easter Holiday This Year! 3
Keith Fordyce Single Reviews
Beatles: "From Me to You" / "Thank You Girl" (Parlophone)
Dean Stevens: "Let Me Show You Now" / "High on the Hill of Hope" (Philips)
Cleo Laine: "It Looks Like They're in Love" / "I'm a Dreamer, Aren't We All"(Fontana)
Al Saxon: "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo)" / "If You Want to Go to Dream Land" (Parlophone)
Rooftop Singers: "Tom Cat" / "Hey Boys" (Fontana)
Bick Ford: "Cheat – Cheat" / "Sweet and Tender Romance" (Parlophone)
Dee Dee Sharp: "Do the Bird" / "Lover Boy" (Cameo-Parkway)
Cookies: "Don't Say Nothin' Bad about My Baby" / "Softly in the Night" (London)
Rosemary Clooney: "I Will Follow You" / "The Rose and the Butterfly"(Reprise?)
Jimmie Rodgers: "Come Along Julie" / "The Whiticombe Fair" (Columbia)
Shani Wallis: "My Heart Cries for You" / "All Over Again" (Decca)
Billy Cotton and Kathy Kaye: "Half a Sixpence" / "Flash Bang Wallop"(Columbia)
Cyril Stapleton Band: "The Beeje" / "Golli Golli" (Decca)
4
Allen Evans LP Reviews
Brenda Lee (Brunswick), All Alone Am I
Helen Shapiro (Columbia), Sixteen
Buddy Holly (Coral), Reminiscing
Ray Charles (Realm) R & B Greats
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  "How Do You Do It," Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia)
2.  "Foot Tapper," Shadows (Columbia)
3.  "Rhythm of the Rain," Cascades (Warner Bros.)
4.  "Say Wonderful Things," Ronnie Carroll (Philips)
5.  "Summer Holiday," Cliff Richard (Columbia)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  "He's So Fine" (Chiffons)
2.  "Can't Get Used to Losing You" (Andy Williams)
3.  "South Street" (Orlons)
4.  "The End of the World" (Skeeter Davis)
5.  "Baby Workout" (Jackie Wilson)
5
Nat Hentoff Mancini-Mercer Sing Win Makes Oscar History
'Baby Face' Song Writer Dies
Hank Locklin's 'Club' Booking
Tillotson Ballroom Dates Revealed
NME Critic on "Juke Jury"
Decca Talent Search
Newly Film Premiere
All Liverpoplian 'Lucky Stars' Can Launch Summer Series Planned For June Showing
Cascades Sought
Paul Anka's Reminiscin'
Kenton Return Almost Certain
Mudlarks at Blackpool
Another 'Hot Ice' Series
Brenda Lee Gets NME Cup on TV
(Sammy) Davis – Heath Difficulty
Benefit Concert for Trumpeter's Family
Shirley's Talk of the Town Booking Changed
6
N.A. Tommy Roe in Car Crash Bus Makes Show
American Release for Cliff Richard Film
Opening Set for Everlys
Alms for Tel Aviv Cabaret
Jerry Lee Lewis Returning?
Artists Discuss Lives
King Brothers Go to Pye
Pat Boone For Palladium TV
Frankie (Vaughan) Is Recovering
Ray Charles: More Dates Likely
John Barry Pens Bond Film Score
Faith (Adam) May Return to Australasia
Grazina the Vocal Ghost to Be Seen!
Decca's New Pop LP Supervisor
Disc-jockey Joins Pye
Kingston Trio Arrives Today
7
Ian Dove Janet Martin Describes to Ian Dove Roy Orbison's Home Life (Interview) 8
Ian Dove Kenny Ball Talks aout the Kingston Trio 8
Alan Smith Hank Locklin on Newcomers' TV Show! 8
N.A. New to the Charts—Ruby, Romantics Make It at Last! 8
N.A. From You to Us 8
Millicent Martin Millicent (TWTWTW) Martin Writes about Her Tranquillising Husband and Says Wonderful Things about Her Ronnie – On His Instructions! 9
Chris Williams He (Mitch Murray) Wrote Pacemakers No. 1 in the Bath! 9
Nat Hentoff American Airmail  
N.A. Critics Rave about Sammy (Davis) 9
NME, I.D. NMEaster Newsreel
Duane Eddy…
Car Comparisons, Jim Reeves…
Milko! Frank Ifield Remembers When…
Brenda Lee Will Have Plenty to Do at Easter
10
N.A. Classified Advertisements 11
Ally Cat Tail-Pieces 12
N.A. Radio Luxembourg Programmes 208 Meters 12
Andy Gray Paul and Paula Need Better Act but They Sing Well Together 12
  Grace Gouin, Spring 2008  
     
Number 849 18 April 1963  
Cover NME Specials from America! 1
n/a Bick Ford – Cheat Cheat 1
n/a Mike Sarne – Code of Love 1
n/a Danny Williams - More 1
n/a All Ready for the Big One (NME Poll Concert) 2
Jonah Ruddy Ned Miller, Pipe Fitting Hitmaker (interview) 2
Valerie Eskrett A NMExclusive Letter about Elvis 3
Ian Dove New to the Charts (Tokens and Chiffons) 3
Mike Hellicar Oscar Songs Must Be Good Hurdlers (Oscar Winners) 3
Keith Fordyce Singles Review
Jet and Tony: "Scarlett O'Hara" / "Doing the Hully Gully" (Decca)
Frank Sinatra: "Call Me Irresponsible" / "Tina" (Reprise)
Paul and Paula: "Young Lovers" / "Ba-Hey-Be" (Phillips)
Group X: "There Are Eight Million Cossack Melodies and this Is One of Them" / "Teneriffe" (Fontana)
Matt Monroe: "The Girl I Love" / "Leave Me Now" (Parlophone)
Del Shannon: "Two Kinds of Tear Drops" / "Kelly" (London)
Susan Maughan: "She's New to You" / "Don't Get Carried Away" (Philips)
Helen Shapiro: "Woe Is Me" / "I Walked Right In" (Columbia)
Little Richard: "Crying in the Chapel" / "Hole in the Wall" (London)
Barry Alldis: "Like Lazy" / "Go Get It" (Decca)
Tony Newley: "There's No Such Thing as Love" / "She's Just Another Girl" (Decca)
4
n/a LP Reviews
Springfields: Folk Songs From the Hills (Philips)
The Bachelors (Decca)
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  "How Do You Do It," Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia)
2.  "From a Jack to a King," Ned Miller (London)
3.  "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," Buddy Holly (Coral)
4.  "Foot Tapper," Shadows (Columbia)
5.  "Say I Won't Be There," Performer (Label)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  "I Say Wonderful Things" (Ardmore And Beechwood)
2.  "How Do You Do It" (Dick James)
3.  "Foot Tapper" (Elstree)
4.  "From a Jack to a King" (Burlington)
5.  "Island of Dreams" (Chappell)
5
Mark Johnson Helen Shapiro Makes History 6
Ian Dove Kingstons Earn "Welcome" (Royal Festival Hall Performance) 6
n/a Harris and Meehan on Different 'Juries'
Tornados Booked for Novolio TV
Cliff's New Discs on TV Spectacular
Shirley's 'Town' Opening Fixed (Shirley Bassey starts tour at London's Talk of the Town)
6
Doug Bartram All-Action Vaughan (Frankie Vaughan concert) 6
Alan Smith Newley in Tough Drama (Anthony Newley stars in new TV show) 6
n/a Jerry Lee Lewis for Ballrooms (Jerry Lee Lewis tour dates)
Now 4 Extra Acts at NME Poll Concert (Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Mark Wynter, and Mike Berry)
Fury's Birthday (Billy Fury Turns 22)
6
n/a Pacemakers and Beatles in Big Pop Shows 6-7
n/a Newley, Davis Rivals for 'Fool' Honor [Grammy award battles]
Eden Kane Joins New Pop Label [Fontana-London]
Mike Sarne Tested for 'My Fair Lady' Film
'Coronation Street' Star Signed by Rye [Kenneth Cope]
Steele and Richard Films on "Close Up" [Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard Films to Appear on AR-TV]
Helen Booked for 'Saturday Club' [Helen Shapiro's first broadcasting]
Boone Film Opening [Pat Boone's drama film to be released in June]
Rydell Set for 'Lucky Stars' [Bobby Rydell and the Tornados set for ABC-TV's "Thank Your Lucky Stars"]
Berlin Joins Grade [Manager Cyril Berlin joins Grade Organization]
First King Show in May [First of 6 Dave King Shows to air May 4]
7
Mike Hellicar Four Seasons Defy 'Rule' 8
Tony Bromley Johnny Tillotson Is Ready for Anything 8
Nat Hentoff Nat Hentoff's Flashes from U.S. n/a
NME From You to Us 8
Alan Smith 'Throat Sweets Keep Us Going' – Say Beatles 9
n/a Life-Lines of Billie Davis (Interview) 9
Rick Nelson Rick Nelson Writes about My Wedding 9
n/a Los Tornados Loved Paris – And Vice Versa 9
Derek Johnson Frank Makes Old Songs Sound New (Frank Ifield's revivals) 10
John Borwick The Emitape Guide to Better Recording 10
n/a Radio Luxembourg Program 10
n/a Classified Advertisements 11
n/a Classified Advertisements 12
  Rebecca Hendel, Spring 2008  
     
Number 850 26 April 1963  
(cover page) Elvis in Colour Giant Size 1
(Advertisement)   2
Derek Johnson Is Andy Williams Making a Mistake about Palladium TV? 3
Derek Johnson Pat Boone Is on It! 3
Bruce Charlton Karl Breaks through First 3
  Instrumental LPs
Acker Bilk, A Taste of Honey (Columbia)
____, Horn A Plenty (RCA Victor)
Benny Carter, Hit Sounds f Benny Carter (Ember International)
____, Swing Street (Columbia)
____"Ronnie Aldrich: His Two Pianos" (Decca-Stereo 4)
Don Randi, Where Do We Go from Here (Verve)
Ferrante and Teicher, Latin Pianos (United Artists)
3
Keith Fordyce Singles Review
Benny Hill: "The Harvest of Love" / "Bamba 3688" (Pye)
Brook Benton: "I Got What I Wanted" / "Dearer than Life" (Mercury)
Ruby Murray: "I'll Walk the Rest of the Way" / "I'm in Love with the Boy Next Door" (Columbia)
Dean Martin: "Country Style"/ "Face in a Crowd" / "Ain't Gonna Try Anymore" (Reprise)
Dickie Valentine: "Lost Dreams and Lonely Tears" / "Come Another Day, Another Love" (Phillips)
Frankie Avalon: "Come Fly with Me" / "The Girl Back Home" (Pye International)
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas: "You Want to Know a Secret" / "I'll Be on My Way" (Parlophone)
Temperance Seven: "Ain't She Sweet" / "Seven and Eleven" (Parlophone)
David Macbeth: "My Golden Chance" / "Like a Falling Star" (Piccadilly)
Don Charles: "Heart's Ice Cold" / "Daybreak" (Decca)
4
Allen Evans LPs By Allen Evans
Various Artists, Big Hits For '62 (Ace of Clubs)
Pat and Shirley, "I Love You Truly" (London)
C-and-W Stars, Gentleman Jim (RCA Victor)
Hank Locklin, King of Country Music (RCA Victor)
4
NME Best Selling LPs in Britain
1. Summer Holiday, Cliff Richard (Columbia)
2. Please Please Me, The Beatles (Parlophone)
3. Reminiscing, Buddy Holly (Coral)
4. West Side Story, Soundtrack (CBS)
5. All Star Festival, Various Artists (United Nations)
6. I'll Remember You, Frank Ifield (Columbia)
7. Girls! Girls! Girls! Elvis Presley (RCA)
8. Sinatra-Basie (Reprise)
9. South Pacific, Soundtrack (RCA)
10. Hats Off to Del Shannon (London)
4
NME NME Top Thirty
1. "From Me to You," The Beatles (Parlophone)
2. "How Do You Do It?" Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia)
3. "From a Jack to a King," Ned Miller (London)
4. "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine," Frank Ifield (Columbia)
5. "Say I Won't Be There," Springfields (Phillips)
6. "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," Buddy Holly (Coral)
7. "In Dreams," Roy Orbison (London)
8. "Can't Get Used to Losing You," Andy Williams (CBS)
9. "The Folk Singer," Tommy Roe (HMV)
10. "Foot Tapper," Shadows (Columbia)
11. "Rhythm of the Rain," Cascades (Warner Bros.)
12. "Walk Like a Man," Four Seasons (Stateside)
13. "Summer Holiday," Cliff Richard (Columbia)
14. "Say Wonderful Things," Ronnie Carroll (Philips)
15. "Losing You," Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
16. "Scarlett O'Hara," Jet Harris-Tony Meehan (Decca)
17. "He's So Fine," Chiffons (Stateside)
18. "Like I've Never Been Gone," Billy Fury (Decca)
19. "Charmaine," Bachelors (Decca)
20. "Let's Turkey Trot," Little Eva (London)
21. "The End of the World," Skeeter Davis (RCA)
22. "Two Kinds of Tear Drops," Del Shannon (London)
23. "Robot," Tornados (Decca)
24. "Casablanca," Kenny Ball (Pye)
25. "Count on Me," Julie Grant (Pye)
26. "Mr. Bass Man," Johnny Cymbal (London)
27. "So It Will Always Be," Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)
28. "Can You Forgive Me," Karl Denver (Decca)
29. "Deck of Cards," Wink Martindale (London)
30. "It's My Way of Loving You," Miki and Griff (Pye)
5
NME Best Selling Pop Records in the US
1. "I Will Follow Him," Little Peggy March
2. "Can't Get Used to Losing You," Andy Williams
3. "He's So Fine," Chiffons
4. "Puff," Peter, Paul, And Mary
5. "Baby Workout," Jackie Wilson
6. "Pipeline," Chantays
7. "Don't Say Nothing Bad about My Baby," Cookies
8. "Young Lovers," Paul and Paula
9. "On Broadway," Drifters
10. "Watermelon Man," Mongo Santamaria
11. "Surfin' U.S.A.," Beach Boys
12. "South Street," Orions
13. "Mecca," Gene Pitney
14. "The End of the World," Skeeter Davis
15. "If You Wanna Be Happy," Jimmy Soul
16. "Reverend Mr. Black," Kingston Trio
17. "Charms," Bobby Vee
18. "Foolish Little Girl," (Shirelles)
19. "Young and in Love," (Dick and Deedee)
20. "Do the Bird," Dee Dee Sharp
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. "How Do You Do It" (Dick James)
2. "Say Wonderful Things" (Ardmore & Beechwood)
3. "From a Jack to a King" (Burlington)
4. "Foot Tapper" (Elstree)
5. "Island of Dreams" (Chappell)
6. "Summer Holiday" (Elstree)
7. "The Folk Singer" (Skidmore)
8. "Rhythm of the Rain" (Morris)
9. "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" (Jewel)
10. "The End of the World" (Compass)
11. "Like I've Never Been Gone" (Shapiro-Bernstein)
12. "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine" (Peter Maurice)
13. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (Aberbach)
14. "Charmaine" (Keith Prowse)
15. "Say I Won't Be There" (Chappell)
16. "From Me to You" (Dick James)
17. "Please Please Me" (Dick James)
18. "That's What Love Will Do" (Jack Good Music)
19. "Pied Piper" (Keith Prowse)
20. "The Breeze and I" (Francis, Day, & Hunter)
21. "Robot" (Ivy)
22. "Bachelor Boy" (Elstree)
23. "Hava Nagila" (Leeds)
24. "Count on Me" (Welbeck)
25. "Alley Cat" (Chappell)
26. "Dancing Shoes" (Elstree)
27. "Hey Paula" (142 Music)
28. "The Wayward Wind" (Lafleur)
29. "In Dreams" (Acuff-Rose)
30. "One Day" (Dominion)
5
N.A. Frankie Vaughan to Star in Major Film Musical
Eden Kane in 'Lucky Stars'
Major Pop Stars on NME Stand
Stats' Gift for BBC Show Chief
Brown and Wilde Join Fury Tour
Chevalier ATV Show
Cope new d-j
Loss at Royal Ball [Joe Loss]
ATV May Buy Film Musicals
Springfields' TV
Cascades Single
Burt Films Song Again
'My Fair Lady' For provinces
Presley Letter
More Leg Trouble for Gene Vincent
Major TV Show from Cannes
Pop-Liners
6
N.A. U.S. Stars on TV
John Leyton to Cut Theme Disc
NME staff changes
6-7
N.A. Davis for 'Talk of Town' one-nighter
Fury Special Album
Mathis-EMI deal near
Castle for Bermuda
Many Stars in Summer Sunday Concerts
Record Fortnight
Guild's Show
'Lucky Stars' on Golden Guinea
Cliff Richard on Paris Air
Ball to Act in 'Live it Up'
Beatles, Pacemakers Sought for TV series
Shannon Waxes Here
Date Set for Novello Show
Millicent's Show
7
The Editor Poll Concert Topped Everything! 8-9
Mike Hellicar First Half 8
Tony Crawley Shannon-Springfields Hit 8
N.A. Nat Hentoff's U.S. Airmail 8
Alan Smith Second Half 9
N.A. Melodic Mulligan 9
N.A. From You to Us 9
Alan Smith Question Time with Skeeter Davis 10
Mike Hellicar Del Strives to Be Different 10
N.A. Classifieds 11
The Alley Cat Tail Pieces 12
N.A. Shadows Play Bagpipes! 12
N.A. Billy Fury's U.S. Secrets 12
  Lucy Hochman, Spring 2008  

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