New Musical Express | July 1963

Number 860 Friday 5 July 1963  
Cover Daryl Quist with His First Big Release “Thanks to You”
The Good Life, Tony Bennett
Elvis Devil in Disguise
82 Top Stars’ Point Score
Buddy Holly Life Lines
NA Life Lines of Buddy Holly 2
Gordon Sampson "Neglecting Fans? Not Me," says Adam  
Ian Dove Blue Jeans Swing into Charts  
Advertisement Look Good & Feel Good in Lewis Leathers
You’ll Give ‘em 5 Ultra 7 Transistor
Julie Grant “Don’t ever let me down” (PYE)
Derek Johnson In 1963’s January-June NME chart points race… Cliff Leaves the Field Behind! And Top Eight Are British 3
Advertisement Ronny Carroll and his Mary Rose (Philips)  
Keith Fordyce Singles Review
Ronnie Carroll: “Mary Rose” (Philips)
King Brothers: “One Boy Too Late” (PYE)
David Whitfield: “This Heart of Mine” (HMV)
Kay Starr: “No Regrets” (Capitol)
Burl Ives: “Ugly Bug Ball” (HMV)
Kirby Stone Four: “The Great Escape March” (Warner Bros.)
Jan Burnnette: “’Til I Hear the Truth from You” (Oriole)
Russ Sainty: “Unforgettable Love” (HMV)
Tommy Steele: “The Dream Maker” (Columbia)
Gene Vincent: “Crazy Beat” (Capitol)
Daryl Quist: “Thanks to You” (PYE)
Harry Secombe: “Pickwick” (Philips)
Alex Welsh: “Ugly Bug Ball” (Columbia)
Clyde Valley Stompers: “Istanbul” (Parlophone)
Julie Grant: “Don’t Ever Let Me Down” (PYE)
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Listen to Alan Dell’s Showcase
The Next No. 1 Frank Ifield’s “I’m Confessin’” (Columbia)
NME Top Thirty
1.  “I Like It,” Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia)
2.  “Atlantis,” Shadows (Columbia)
3.  “I’m Confessin’,” Frank Ifield (Columbia)
4.  “If you Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody,” Freddie and the Dreamers (Columbia)
5.  “Take these Chains of my Heart,” Ray Charles (HMV)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “I Like It” (Dick James)
2.  “Atlantis” (Francis, Day and Hunter)
3.  “Take these Chains from my Heart” (Acuff-Rose)
4. “From me to you” (Northern Songs)
5.  “If you Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody” (Feidman)
Advertising New From EMI: New on Sale Today
Tommy Steel, “The Dream Maker” (Columbia)
Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, “I’ll Never Get Over You” (HMV)
NA Ifield-Sammy Devils Rivals on TV in September?
Gerry, Adam – For ‘Swingin’ Time’
Vaughan Judges
Billy Cotton – nearly fit
Gala ‘Lucky Stars’ Show
Gordon Irving Connie sings Newley song to the Queen 6
NA World-Wide Beatles
Girl First on Vista
NA Cliff, Shadows go to Israel before filming
On the American autumn visitors front – Rydell, Dion, Pitney Certain for tours
London Musicals – On and Off
Castle and Cogan Overseas Plans
Craig for ‘Big Night Out’
Billy Fury ‘pops’ back
Advertisement “Twist and Shout” the most exciting version by Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
New From EMI
NA New to the Charts 8
Alan Smith Brian Poole & Tremeloes 8
Tony Bromley The Searchers 8
Ian Dove Welcome Back to Nat ‘King’ Cole 8
Mark Wynter My Top Ten 8
Advertisement Girls! Girls! Girls! Exclusive to Boyfriend this week! (6d)
Futurama Corvette with Built in Tremolo! (Selmer)
Alan Smith Just Say “Didn’t I” to Get the Pacemakers Laughing 9
NA From You to Us:
R. Pickett (Portsmouth)
Kenneth Drummond (Perth)
Kenneth J. Gale (Launceston, Cornwall)
E. John Stacey (Sutton Coldfield)
Geoffrey Garvey (Preston)
Lydia Palmas (Sunbury, Middlesex)
Advertisement Teddy Green, “Can I Take You Out Tonight?” (Piccadilly)
New Scala Transitone (Dallas)
Framus: For Todays Style of Playing (Dallas)
London to Margate and Back Beat Boat
NA So I Said to the Archbishop 10
Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 10
Peter Bagshaw Helen: Youngest and Longest 10
Alan Evans LP’s
Al Jolson Story, “You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet” (Brunswick)
Judy Garland, “Miss Show-Biz” (Ace of Heart)
“Hope in Russian and One Other Place” (Brunswick)
“My Son the President” (Fontana)
Advertisement Smile, Gravy Waltz (Bourne Music)
John Sandon and the Remo Four ‘Lies’ (PYE)
The Sunspots ‘Paella’ (Decca)
Pop Portraits
Julie Grant “Don’t Ever Let Me Down” (PYE)
NA Personals 11
Advertisement Kings Agency
Janie Marden
Joe Loss limited
Cliff Bennett
Don White Agency
Rogers Drums
Advertisement Four Fabulous Hits from EMI:
John Leyton, “I’ll Cut Your Tail Off” (HMV)
The Exciters, “Get Him” (United Artists)
The Isley Brothers, “Twist and Shout” (Stateside)
Helen Shapiro, “Not Responsible” (Columbia)
  Mark Sicilian, Spring 2008  
No. 861 Friday 12 July 1963  
Cover A Great Double Event for the Concert Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior
The Hit of 1963: The Good Life by Tony Bennett
Twist and Shout by Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
Advertisement The Greatest Value Ever! 2 Records for the Price of 1 2
Derek Johnson Cliff’s Album Covers Pop History 3
Billy Fury My Top Ten:
“Destiny,” Johnnie Ray
“Love Me Do,” The Beatles
“C’mon Everybody,” Eddie Cochran
“Ice Cream Man,” The Tornados
“Down the Line,” Jerry Lee Lewis
“I Like It,” Gerry and The Pacemakers
“Ain’t that a Shame,” Fats Domino
“Early in the Morning,” Buddy Holly
“Comin’ Home Baby,” Mel Torme
“Long Tall Sally,” Little Richard
Keith Fordyce Latest Singles Review
Springfields, “Come On Home” (Philips)
Johnny ‘K’, “Lemonade” (Fontana)
Peter, Paul and Mary, “Blowin’ in the Wind” (Warner Bros.)
Temperance Seven, “Thanks for the Melody” (Parlophone)
Heinz, “Just Like Eddie” (Decca)
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“Roadrunner,” Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
“After You’ve Gone,” Alice Babs
“Lemonade,” Johnny ‘K’
“Mary Rose,” Ronnie Carroll
“I Know Something,” Earl Preston and the T-T’s
“First Quarrel,” Paul and Paul
“Hey Mama,” Frankie Vaughan
“Tomorrow Night,” Eden Kane
NME Best Selling LP’s in Britain
1. “Please Please Me,” Beatles [Parlophone]
2. “The Shadow’s Greatest Hits” [Columbia]
3. “Summer Holiday,” Cliff Richard [Columbia]
4. “West Side Story,” Soundtrack [CBS]
5. “It Happened at the World’s Fair,” Elvis Presley [RCA]
NME Top Thirty
1.  “I’m Confessin’,” Frank Ifield (Columbia)
2.  “I Like It,” Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia)
3.  “Devil in Disguise,” Elvis Presley (RCA)
4.  “Atlantis,” Shadows (Columbia)
5.  “Sweets for My Heart,” Searchers (Pye)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Atlantis,” (Francis Day & Hunter)
2.  “I Like It,” (Dick James)
3.  “If You Gotta Make a Fool of Someone,” (Feldman)
4.  “Take These Chains,” (Acuff-Rose)
5.  “I’m Confessin’,” (Francis Day & Hunter)
NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S. 1. “Easier Said than Done,” Essex
2. “Surf City,” Jan & Dean
3. “Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport,” Rolf Harris
4. “So Much in Love,” Tymes
5. “One Fine Day,” Chiffons
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“Heinz,” Just Like Eddie (Decca)
“You Don’t Have to Be a Cry Baby,” The Caravelles (Decca)
“He’s So Near,” Jackie Frisco (Decca)
“Not Too Young Not to Get Married,” Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London)
“Wipe Out,” The Surfaris (London)
n.a. Anglo-U.S. Packages Make Group Switches
Dreamers to Open Belfast Ballroom
Singer Debuts with Tune by Top Team [Tommy Quickly’s “The Tip of My Tongue,” composed by Lennon and McCartney will be released July 30th.]
Coming to West End: Four Musicals to Open
Beatles, Kramer, Dakotas bring fans to Margate
Gene Vincent to Tour Ballrooms
n.a. Rolf Harris: U.S. Tour, then London Show?
Richard and Shadows in ‘Lucky’
Long Jazz Show on Sunday Radio
Bilk Stays with Duke
Shirley Bassey: Startling Discs Manager Change
Brenda Lee, Brook Benton Tour Plans
Kenny Lynch Waxes Three More Songs
Ketty Lester Cuts Short Her Tour
EMI New from EMI
“I Gotta Get Drunk (And I Shore Do Dread It),” Joe Carson (Liberty)
“A Little Bit of Someone Else,” Neil Christian (Columbia)
“Easier Said than Done,” The Essex (Columbia)
“All I Want to Do Is Run,” The Elektras (United Artists)
“Don’t Do That,” Shane Fenton (Parlophone)
n.a. Searchers Paid £40 to Make LP! 8
Allen Evans EP’s
Beatles (Parlophone)
Discs-a-Gogo (Decca)
Bilk and Bossa (Columbia)
Country Jubilee(Decca)
Sammy Davis Impersonates (Reprise)
Alan Smith Who the Crystals Really Are 9
Chris Williams The Link Between Bo and Buddy 9
Derek Johnson Bobby Vee (just off fishing) Welcomed Our Call 10
  Toby Spector, Spring 2008  
No. 862 Friday 19 July 1963  
Cover Gentle Fury in Summer 1
Alan Smith The ‘Twist and Shout’ 2
Nat Hentoff American Airmail 2
N.A. Who’s Where 2
Tony Bromley Kenny Lynch and the ‘Stockings Lark’ 2
Chris Williams Early Elvis – ‘The Long Haired Kid’ 3
N.A. My Top Ten – Joe Brown 3
Allen Evans EP Reviews
Dean Martin, French Style (Reprise)
Joe “Fingers” Carr (Warner Bros.)
Jimmy Rodgers (Colombia)
N.A. Star Quote 3
Keith Fordyce Singles Reviews
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakolas, “Bad to Me” / “I Call Your Name” (Parlophone)
The Caravelles, “You Don’t Have to Be a Baby to Cry” / “The Last One to Know” (Decca)
Alice Babs, “After You’ve Gone” / “St. Louis Blues Twist” (Fontana)
Dion, “Be Careful of the Stones that You Throw” / “I Can’t Believe (That You Don’t Love Me Any More)” (CBS)
Rey Anton, “How Long Can this Last” / “If You Don’t Want Me Now” (Oriole)
Donna Douglas, “He’s So Near” / “Turn Around” (Piccadilly)
Terry Lightfoot’s Jazzmen, “If I Ruled the World” / Sweet Georgina” (Colombia)
Count Basie, “I Can’t Stop Loving You” / Nice N’ Easy” (Reprise)
The Packabeats, “Dream Lover” / “Packabeat” (Pye)
Geoff Love Orchestra, “Chili-Con-Carne” / “The Trapeze Waltz” (Colombia)
Casey Jones and the Engineers, “One Way Ticket” / “I’m Gonna Love” (Colombia)
Robb Storme, “Happens Ev’eryday” / “Surprise, Surprise” (Piccadilly)
Dee Dee Sharp, “Rock Me in the Cradle of Love” / “You’ll Never Be Mine” (Cameo Parkway)
The Fleetwoods, “Jimmy Beware” / “You’ll Never Be Mine” (Liberty)
Jeridale Three, “Keep Your Hands in Your Pockets” / “In a Little Spanish Town” (Fontana)
Christy Minstrels, “Green Green” / “The Banjo” (CBS)
NME Best Selling LP’s in Britain
1. Please, Please Me, The Beatles (Parlophone)
2. The Shadows Greatest Hits, The Shadows (Colombia)
3. Cliff’s Hit Album, Cliff Richard (Colombia)
4. It Happened at the World’s Fair, Elvis Presley (RCA)
5. West Side Story, Soundtrack (CBS)
NME Top Thirty
1. “I’m Confessin,’” Frank Ifield (Colombia)
2. “Devil in Disguise,” Elvis Presley (RCA)
3. “I Like It,” Gerry and The Pacemakers (Colombia)
4. “Sweets for My Sweet,” The Searchers (Pye)
5. “Atlantis,” The Shadows
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. “I Like It” (Dick James)
2. “Atlantis” (Francis, Day & Hunter)
3. “I’m Confessin’” (Francis, Day & Hunter)
4. “Twist and Shout” (Sherwin)
5. “Take these Chains from My Heart” (Acuff-Rose)
N.A. Sammy Davis – Andy Williams On BBC – TV
Two Debuts in One
Mantovani’s U.S. Return
Pop – Liners
‘Lucky Stars’ TV Repeat by Liverpool Groups
Sarne Offered Other Role
Sheldon in Play
Sarah – Basie at Nottingham
Susan’s Swing Time
Fenton’s Sundays
Fenton ‘Beat’ Venues Fixed
Donegan American Visit Threatened
Cotton Back on Radio
Quickly Joins Beatles
Helen Shapiro – Nashville LP
Searchers on Live LP
New Opening for Kramer
Good Records Actor
Klein’s Follow Up
Springfields’ Irish Debut
Searchers Join Sunday Shows
N.A. “Thank You Lucky Stars” Photo
Fury Will Guest - In New TV Series
Sarne in Sunday Shows
Bo Diddley Signed for Everly Brothers Tour
Joe Brown – Dee Dee Sharp Package
N.A. Dreamers Join Harris
Billy Fury: First Continental Tour
Scottish Shapiro
Ifield – Radio D-Day
Mersey Groups ‘Go Pop’
Cliff, Shadows, Ifield in Top U.S. TV Show
Timetable for Their Future Films Arranged
Helen Shapiro (Photo)
Beatles, Dreamers and Wynter in BBC Shows
Allan Smith Japan’s Top Comedian Sakamoto 8
N.A. Life-Lines on Ray Charles 8
Allen Evans LP Reviews
Frank Sinatra, “The Concert Sinatra” (Reprise)
Nat King Cole, “Where Did Everyone Go?” (Capitol)
Acker Bilk, “Call Me Mister” (Colombia)
Andy Williams, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You” (CBS)
Tony Crawley Breath-taking Bassey 8
Andy Gray Nat’s Back in Great Form… 9
Tony Bromley Ken Thorne’s Rush Disk 9
Allen Smith Experiment Worked after Two Years Says Bobby Rydell 9
Ian Dove Mickie Most Goes Right Back… 10
N.A. Star Quote 10
Derek Johnson Frank Ifield Yodelled – And All the Cows Came Home 10
N.A. From You to Us 10
N.A. Personals 11
Alley Cat Tail Pieces 12
  Shannon Thompson, Spring 2008  
No. 863 Friday 26 July 1963  
(cover page) The Good Life: Tony Bennett 1
(cover page) Billy Fury in Summer 1
N.A. Photo: Cliff Richard 1
N.A. Photo: Frank Ifield 1
N.A. Photo: Elvis Presley 1
(cover page) Susan Maughan Tells Us the Verdict Is Guilty: Sentenced to a Long Stretch in the Charts 1
Derek Johnson Billy Fury Is Our Most Consistent Balladeer 2
Chris Hutchins Sinatra Is Young Again 2
N.A. From Us to You 2
Peter Bagshaw ‘Dodd Show’ Songs, Trumpeting Tops 2
Advertisement Futurama Amplifiers 2
Advertisement Rosetti Present the Pick of the Pick-Ups 2
Advertisement The Chiffons: Certain for the Charts! (Stateside Records) 2
Mike Butcher Mike Butcher Takes You Backstage (and Elswhere) with the Deatles, Dakotas, and Billy J. Kramer 3
N.A. Star Quote 3
Advertisement Harry Secombe in the Original Cast Recording of the Show of the Year “Pickwick” (Philips Records) 3
Susan Maughan My Top Ten:
1. “Eso Beso,” Paul Anka
2, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” Johnny Mathis
3. “I Like It,” Gerry and the Pacemakers
4. “All Alone Am I,” Brenda Lee
5. “Desafinado,” Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd
6. “Da Doo Ron Ron,” The Crystals
7. “Island of Dreams,” The Springfields
8. “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” Tony Bennet
9. “Atlantis,” The Shadows
10.  “Love Letters,” Ketty Lester
Keith Fordyce Singles Review:
Paul Anka, “Hello Jim” (RCA)
Van Doren, “Song of Rome” (Decca)
Roger Williams, “Janie Is Her Name” (London)
Rip Chords, “Gone” (CBS)
Manfred Mann, “Why Should We Not” (HMV)
The Diamonds, “The Lost City” (Philips)
Dion, “Come Go With Me” (CBS)
Brian Hyland, “I’m Afraid to Go Home” (HMV)
The Triffids, “Lookin’ Around” (Columbia)
The Shepherd Sisters, “Talk is Cheap” (London)
Robinson Crew, “Taxi” (Decca)
The Spotnicks, “Valentina” (Oriole)
Pete Maclaine and the Clan, “Yes I Do”
Allen Evans LP’s 4
Advertisement Look Out for Rob Storme’s Happens Ev’ryday on Piccadilly 4
Advertisement Listen to Alan Dell’s Showcase (an EMI Presentation on Radio Luxembourg) 4
Advertisement Now It’s Ahab and The Wailers with Cleopatras Needle (Essem Sound, Ltd.) 4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “I’m Confessin’,” Frank Ifield (Columbia)
2.  “Devil in Disguise,” Elvis Presely (RCA)
3.  “Sweets for My Sweet,” The Searchers (Pye)
4.  “Da Doo Ron Ron,” The Crystals (London)
5.  “Twist and Shout,” Brain Poole and the Tremeloes (Decca)
NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. “Surf City,” Jan & Dean
2. “So Much in Love,” Tymes
3. “Fingertips,” Little Stevie Wonder
4. “Easier Said than Done,” Essex
5. “Wipe Out,” Surfaris
Advertisement Springfields ‘Come on Home’ (Philips) 5
Advertisement New from EMI 5
Advertisement New on Sale Today (Decca Records) 5
N.A. Beatles Paris Date, as EP Makes History
Ed Sullivan Will Make Two Shows Here: Cliff, Shadows, Ifield Star
Bart and Bricusse Pen Annie’s Song
Danny Kay Series Bought by BBC-Two
Searches for ‘Go Man Go’
Liverpool Group Backs Eden Kane
Kramer-Roe Dates Fixed
N.A. Pacemakers and Faith on ‘Lucky Stars’ 6-7
N.A. Chart-Topping Disc Revived by Richard
Host of Stars in Future ATV Shows
Chester Panto for Dreamers
Decca Rush Karl Denver Single
Groups for Hastings
Delaney Band to Visit U.S.?
Frank Ifield for ‘Saturday Club’
Young Comperes
N.A. Life-Lines of Frank Sinatra 8
Alan Smith Reports from Knokke on the European Song Contest: Our Singers Do Us Proud! 8
N.A. Petula Clark a Sensation 8
N.A. Tony, Jet Brew Up a Storm 8
Advertisement Look at the Luckies First! (By Rosetti They’re the Best Value Ever!) 8
Advertisement Framus: For Today’s Style of Playing 8
Derek Johnson Brenda Lee Is Still Causing a Commotion 9
N.A. Non-Stop for Elvis 9
Advertisement East Coast Jazz Festival 9
Chris Williams Surfaris Sweep In! 10
Chris Williams First Tymes Lucky! 10
Chris Williams Fierce Music Is Their Safety Valve 10
Advertisement This Is Mersey Beat (Oriole) 10
Advertisement The Undertakers “Mashed Potatoes” (Pye) 10
Classifieds Don White Agency 11
Classifieds Gene Vincent Sounds Incorporated 11
Classifieds Rabin Agency 11
Classifieds Joe Loss, Limited 11
Classifieds Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers 11
  McKenzie Youngblood, Spring 2008  

Portions originally submitted by N. Thomas, 1999. Edited and expanded, 30 November, 2000.
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