New Musical Express | September 1963

No. 869 6 September 1963  
Cover The Beatles 1
Tony Bromley Miki and Griff Have Changed Completely 2
Alan Smith We Can’t Sing Any Lounder 2
Chris Hutchins I Pick the Next Elvis Presley Disc 3
N.A. Life-lines of Freddie Garrity 3
Ian Dove Singles Reviews
The Count, Divine Sarah, and Mr. Five by Five
Adam Out-Beatles the Beatles
3
  Potted Pops 4
Allen Evans LP’s
I Wanna Be around, Tony Bennet (CBS)
Just Kiddin’ around, Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield (CBS)
Everybody’s Favorites, Jimmy Dean (CBS)
I Love You Because, Al Martino (Capitol)
Country and Western Hits (Golden Guinea)
4
  Best Selling LP’s
Please Please Me, Beatles (Parlophone)
The Shadows Greatest Hits, The Shadows (Columbia)
Cliff’s Hit Album, Cliff Richard (Columbia)
Meet the Searchers, Searchers (Pye)
Kenny Ball’s Golden Hits, Kenny Ball (Pye Golden Guinea)
West Side Story, Soundtrack (CBS)
Steptoe and Son, TV Cast (Pye Golden Guinea)
I’ll Remember You, Frank Ifield (Columbia)
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  Hit Spins
“Not So Long Ago,” Marty Robbins (CBS)
“Come on Home,” The Springfields (Philips)
“The Verdict Is Guilty,” Susan Maughan (Philips)
“It’s Love That Really Counts,” The Merseybeats (Fontana)
“Mama Don’t Allow,” The Rooftop Singers (Fontana)
4
Keith Fordyce Single Reviews
The Shadows: Name of Song (label)
Steve Cassidy:
Al Casey:
Brian Poole:
Nat Cole:
Joe Brown:
David Clarke:
Beat Boys:
Wilfred Brambell
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NME Top Thirty
1. “She Loves You,” Beatles (Parlaphone)
2. “Bad to Me,” Billy J Kramer (Parlaphone)
3. “I’m Tellin’ You Know,” Freddie and The Dreamers (Columbia)
4. “It’s all in the Game,” Cliff Richards (Columbia)
5. “I’ll Never Get over You,” Johnny Kid (HMV)
6. “You Don’t Have to Be a Baby to Cry,” Caravelles (Decca-Ritz)
7. “I Want to Stay Here,” Steve Lawrence Eddie Gorme (CBS)
8. “Just Like Eddie,” Heinz (Decca)
8. “Sweets for My Sweet,” The Searchers (Pye)
10. “The Legions Last Patrol,” Ken Thorne (HMV)
11. “Wipe Out,” Surfaris (London)
12. “In Summer,” Billy Fury (Decca)
13. Twist and Shout (EP), Beatles (Parlaphone)
14. “Dance on,” Kathy Kirb (Decca)
15. “I’m Confessin’,” Frank Ifield (Columbia)
16. “I Want to Stay Here,” Miki and Griff (Pye)
17. “Still,” Karl Denver (Decca)
18. “Whispering,” Bachlors (Decca)
19. “Applejack,” Jet Plarris / Tony Mehan (Decca)
20. “Still,” Ken Dodd (Columbia)
21. “Twist and Shout,” Brian Poole and the Tremeloes (Decca)
22. “Two Silhouettes,” Del Shannon (London)
22. “Come on,” Rolling Stones (Decca)
24. “Frankie and Johnny,” Sam Cooke (RCA)
25. “Surf City,” Jan & Dean (Liberty)
26. “Wishing,” Buddy Holly (Coral)
27. “The Cruel Sea,” Dakotas (Parlaphone)
28. “Devil in Disguise,” Elvis Presley (RCA)
29. “Acapulco 1922,” Kenny Ball (Pye)
30. “Sukiyaki,” Kyu Sakamoto (HMV)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. “I’m Tellin’ You” (Feidman)
2. “Bad to Me” (Northern Songs)
3. “She Loves You” (Northern Songs)
4. “I’ll Never Get over You” (Leeds)
5. “It’s All in the Game” (Blossom)
6. “The Legions Last Patrol”
7. “Sweets for My Sweet” (Hill and Range)
8. “Twist and Shout” (Sherwin)
9. “The Cruel Sea”
10. “I’m Confessin’” (Francis, Day, Hunter)
11. “In Summer” (Skidmore)
12. “Acapulco” (Burlington)
13. “Wipe Out” (Ambassador)
14. “Atlantis” (Francis, Day, Hunter)
15. “Welcome to My World” (142 Music)
16. “You Don’t Have to Be a Baby to Cry” (Frank)
17. “Take These Chains from My Heart” (Acuff-Rose)
18. “If I Ruled the World” (Sterling)
19. “I Want to Stay Here” (Aldon)
20. “I Like It” (Jaep)
21. “Sukiyaki” (Welbeck/Benz)
22. “Still” (Peter Maurice)
23. “You Can Never Stop Me Loving You” (Klynch)
24. “The Good Life” (World Wide)
25. “Just Like Eddie” (Meridian)
26. “Devil in Disguise” (West One)
27. “Nobody’s Darling but Mine” (Peter Maurice)
28. “If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody” (Feidman)
29. “It’s Not Too Late” (Romney)
30. “How Do You Do It” (Dick James)
30. “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” (Comet)
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“That’s My Plan” The Beat Boys
“The Ace in the Hole” Leon Macauliff
“Memphis Tennessee” Dave Berry and the Cruisers
“Jealousy Will Get You Nowhere” Brian Diamond and The Cutters
“Because I Love You” Roy Hastings
“Then He Kissed Me” The Crystals
“Why Don’t You Believe Me” The Duprees
“These Foolish Things” James Brown and The Famous Flames
“I Don’t Wanna” Bruce Channel 
“Push a Little Harder” The Novas
“Bird Stompin” Johnny and The Vibratones
5
  Boone Films Here Again
Beatles’ Tune for new Liverpool Girl
Beatles and Billy J. in London X-Mas Show
New Plans for Helen
Venues Booked for Kramer-Kidd Tour
Faith on TV – Waxing New Ep
Delaney and Barber on TV
Poole’s Ballrooms
Nate Cole Moved Over by BBC
Cliff’s New Album
6
  Tommy Roe on Ready, ‘Steady’
Bilk Plays Film Theme
Liverpool Stars for ‘Easy Beat’
‘Grand Ole Opry’ Stars for Britain
Presley: Circus Man in Film
Newley Waxes Beatles’ Tune
Fury and Tornados on ‘Lucky Stars’
More Dates for The Dreamers
Faith with Dreamers
7
Chris Williams ‘Mexican Roar-Up’ Makes it Hat Trick for Jet & Tony 8
Klas Burling Sweden Goes British 8
  Frank Ifield in Cinemascope 9
Michael Ruddy Jan and Dean are Surf Crazy 9
Nat Hentoff American Airmail 10
  Welcom Roy Orbison  
Ken Thorne Top Ten
“Summertime,” Miles Davis
“Suzanne,” Harry Belafonte
“Love Is Just Around the Corner,” Frank Sinatra
“Midnight Blue,” Count Basie
“People Will Say We’re in Love,” Bob Thompson
“My Kind of Girl,” Sammy Davis
“Twist and Shout,” Isley Brothers
“It’s All in the Game,” Cliff Richard
“It’s My Party,” Lesley Gore
10
  Advertisements 11
  Advertisements 12
  Connor High, October 2009  
     
No. 870 13 September 1963  
Cover Arthur Howes presents: Gerry and the Pacemakers, Del Shannon, Jet Harris, Tony Meehan, The Bachelors, Duffy Power, Cilla Black, The Blue Dimonds, Bryan Burdon
Eden Kane ‘Like I Love You’
1
Advertisement 2 Free Beauty Booklets from Honey
Orbit Amplifier by Burns
2
Alan Smith Heinz Has Big Ideas [Heinz Burt] 3
Cliff Richard My Top Ten by Cliff  
Tony Bromley Three U.S. Pop Stars Call in, and … Freddie’s Looking for Joe Brown [Freddie Cannon, Bob Luman, Hank Locklen]  
K.D.B ‘Misty’ Vaughan Tops [Count Basie and his Orchestra at the Nottingham Odeon]  
Advertisement EMI Is Proud to Congratulate the Beatles  
Keith Fordyce Singles Review
The Searchers: “Ain’t Gonna Kiss You” / “Love Potion Number Nine” (Pye)
Conway Twitty: “She Ain’t No Angel” / “Got My Mojo Working” (MGM)
Tommy Roe: “Everybody” / “There’s a Great Day a-Coming” (HMV)
Stuart & Clyde: “Yesterday’s Gone” / “Lemon Tree” (Ember)
Tsai Chin: “Any Old Iron” / “School in Cheltenham” (Decca)
Eden Kane: “Like I Love You”/ “Come Back” (Fontana)
Bo Diddley: “Pretty Thing” / “Road Runner” (Pye)
Ben E. King: “I (Who Have Nothing)” / “The Beginning of Time” (London)
Bobby Vinton: “Blue Velvet” / “Is There a Place” (Columbia)
Vince Hill: “Blue Velvet” / “Like Anything” (Piccadilly)
The Crickets: “Right or Wrong” / “You Can’t Be in between” (Liberty)
Gary U.S. Bonds: “What a Dream”/ “I Don’t Wanta Wait” (Stateside)
4
Allen Evans LP Review
Frank Ifield, Born Free (Columbia)
Rick Nelson, For Your Sweet Love (Brunswick)
Cliff Richard, When in Spain (Columbia)
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “She Loves You,” The Beatles (Parlophone)
2.  “Bad to Me,” Billy J. Kramer (Parlophone)
3.  “It’s All in the Game,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
4.  “I’m Tellin’ You Now,” Freddie and the Dreamers (Columbia)
5.  “I Want to Stay Here,” Steve Lawrence- Eydie Gorme (CBS)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “She Loves You” (Northern Songs)
2.  “Bad to Me” (Northern Songs)
3.  “I’m Tellin’ You” (Feldman)
4.  “Sweets for my Sweet” (Hill & Range)
5.  “In Summer” (Skidmore)
5
N.A. Plans for Chuck Berry, Tymes, U.S. Bonds, and Duane Eddy- Shirelles to Lead November Package
Everlys Due to Fly in Together Again
Faith to Hollywood Recording in U.S. [Adam Faith]
Russ Hamilton Joins Ember
Searchers’ Film [the Searchers]
Beatles Date Changed
Presley Film at Christmas [Film Fun in Acapulco]
‘Lucky Stars’ Second LP [Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, the Rolling Stones, the Caravelles, the Bachelors, Karl Denver, Heinz on Decca
6
N.A. Shadows on Palladium TV Show Next Weekend [the Shadows on Sunday Night at the London Palladium”]
Shannon (in Place of Eddy) on Pacemakers Tour [Del Shannon, Gerry and the Pacemakers]
Jet Harris in Crash [Car accident delays performance]
EMI Buys Major U.S. Disc Label [Tamla-Motown-Gordy]
Poole and Kidd in ‘Go Man Go’ [Johhny Kidd and the Pirates, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes]
Discs by New Process [New Dynagroove records to be released by RCA Victor]
7
Derek Johnson Kathy’s Not Home Much Now! [Kathy Kirby] 8
Nat Hentoff American Air Mail 8
Adertisement Valentine’s Colour Portraits of Elvis 8
Derek Johnson Vocal Groups: One Year Later [Caravelles, Four Seasons, Springfields] 9
Alan Smith Roe is Back [Tommy Roe returns to Britain] 9
Allen Evans EPs
The Shadows: The Shadows (Columbia)
The Beatles: The Beatles Hits (Parolophone)
Ray Charles: Take These Chains from my Heart (HMV)
Everly Brothers: A Date with the Everly Brothers (Warner Bros.)]
9
Adertisement Dansette Transistor Radios, Record Players, and Tape Recorders 9
N.A. Life-Lines of Johnny Kidd 10
N.A. From You To Us 10
Chris Hutchins Beatles Are Going on Holiday, So- George Hopes Plane Exits Stay Shut! 10
Advertisement Premier Drums 10
N.A. Advertisements/ Listings 11
N.A. Tail-Pieces [Shirley Bassey, John Leyton, Peggy Lee, Frankie Laine, Kathy Kirby, Louis Benjamin, Lonnie Donegan] 12
  Isabel Kagan, October 2009  
     
No. 871 20 September 1963  
Cover They’ve Done it Again! The Bachelors
NME Exclusive: Shadow Bruce Welch Reveals Why I’m Leaving
1
Kramer, Billy My Top Ten 2
n/a New to the Charts: Hollies 2
Johnson, Derek The Shadows Go on Forever! 3
Fordyce, Keith Singles Reviews
Billy Fury: “Somebody Else’s Girl” (Decca)
Surfaris: “Point Panic” (Brunswick)
Dave Ventura: “Sure My Love” (Phillips)
John Leyton: “On Lover’s Hill” (HMV)
Lonnie Donegan: “I Gotta Gal So Fine” (Pye)
Pat Boone: “I’ll Find You Again” (London)
Kyu Sakamoto: “China Nights” (No label listed)
4
NME Best Selling LP’s in Britain
1. Please Please Me, Beatles (Parlophone)
2. The Shadows’ Greatest Hits, Shadows (Columbia)
3. Meet the Searchers, Searchers (Pye)
4. Cliff’s Hit Album, Cliff Richard (Columbia)
5. Kenny Ball’s Golden Hits, Kenny Ball (Pye Golden Guinea)
4
NME Top Thirty
1. “She Loves You,” Beatles (Parlophone)
2. “It’s All in the Game,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
3. “I Want to Stay Here,” Steve Lawrence-Eydie Gorme (CBS)
4. “Bad to Me,” Billy J. Kramer (Parlophone)
5.  “I’ll Never Get over You,” Johnny Kidd (HMV)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. “She Loves You” (Northern Songs)
2. “Bad To Me” (Northern Songs)
3. “I’m Tellin’ You Now,” (Feldman)
4. “It’s All in the Game” (Blossom)
5. “I’ll Never Get Over You” (Leeds)
5
n/a Welch Quits Shadows
Lesley Gore’s Lucky Date
Cherry’s New Label
Pye Secures U.S. Labels
Orbison, Checker Wax Singles here
Pop Guests on New Radio Show
Gerry’s Irish Venues
Pop-Liners
6
n/a Crystals Will Tour Here, Rydell-Shapiro Dates Set
Jet and Billie Miss Concerts
Palladium TV for Billy Fury Next Weekend
Beatles on Dodd Show
Murray Back on ‘Jury’
New Tornadoes
New Billy J. Venues
Benton and Yuro on TV
7
Hentoff, Nat American Air-Mail 8
Dove, Ian Roy Orbison Sound Is in 8
n/a Life-lines of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormie
Johnny Thunder for Ballrooms
9
Smith, Alan Brian Poole and Tremeloes Don’t Worry About That Comparison 10
Gray, Andy Don Everly’s Laughing Now 10
advertisements Welcome to America’s Famous Folk Singers: Peter, Paul and Mary
Stratford Drum Outfits
10
advertisements Rabin Agency
Joe Loss Limited
Don White Agency
Dorothy Solomon: Associated Artists Limited
Radio Luxembourg
11
Alleycat, The Tail Pieces  
n/a Record of the Week: Lonnie Donegan, “Lemon Tree” 12
advertisements The Swinging Blue Jeans
Fashionable  Calf Length Kristina Boots by Lewis Leathers
Topstar Pictures
12
  Alexandra Klausner, October 2009  
     
No. 872 27 September 1963  
Cover Cilla Black, “Love of the Loved.” The Swinging Blue Jeans, “Do You Know.” Jimmy Young, “Miss You.” 1
Smith, Alan Gerry is—21 (Gerry of the Pacemakers) 2
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail [column] 2
N.A. From You to Us [letters to the editors] 2
Smith, Alan Recently Billy J. talked about the Dakotas… now the Dakotas tell you about Kramer 3
Kidd, Johnny My Top Ten (“She Loves You,” The Beatles; “Some Other Guy,” Ritchie Barrett; “Doctor Feelgood,” Doctor Feelgood and the Internes; “Ramblin’ Rose,” Jerry Lee Lewis; “I’m Telling You Now,” Freddy and the Dreamers; “Searchin’,” The Hollies; “Love Love Love,” The Shirelles; “Over the Rainbow,” Gene Vincent; “Suzie Q,” Bobby Vee; “In Dreams,” Roy Orbison) 3
Andrews, Graeme Lots of Thunder (Johnny Thunder) 3
Fordyce, Keith Singles
The Searchers: “Sweet Nothing” / “What’d I Say” (Philips)
Billie Davis: “Bedtime Stories” / “You And I” (Columbia)
Johnny Mathis: “Sooner or Later” / “In Wisconsin”
——: “Wonderful, Wonderful” / “Wild Is the Wind” (CBS)
The Tymes: “Wonderful, Wonderful” / “Come with Me to the Sea” (Philips)
The Tornados: “Dragon Fly” / “Hymn for Teenagers” (Decca)
Matt Monro: “From Russia with Love” / “Here and Now” (Parlophone)
Screaming Lord Sutch: “I’m a Hog for You” / “Monster in Black Tights” (Decca)
Billy Fontayne: “Just One More Chance” / “I Just Had a Letter” (Oriole)
Lyn Cornell: “Sally Go round the Roses” / “You Can Kiss Me if You’d Like” (Decca)
Cilla Black: “Love of the Loved” / “Shy of Love” (Parlophone)
Tony Bennett: “This Is All I Ask” / “True Blue Lou” (CBS)
Jimmy Young: “Miss You” / “Take Care of Yourself” (Columbia)
Jim Reeves: “Guilty” / “Little Ole You” (RCA)
Kaye Sisters: “Nine Girls out of Ten Girls” / “I Forgot More than You’ll Ever Know” (???)
4
Evans, Allen LPs
Bill Black Combo: Untouchable Sound (London)
Brian Poole and the Tremoloes: Twist and Shout (Decca)
Gene Vincent: Crazy Beat (Capitol)
Fats Domino: Walking Back to New Orleans (London)
Andy Williams: Under Paris Skies (London)
Paul Anka: Paul Anka’s 21 Golden Hits (RCA Victor)
Little Stevie Wonder: The 12-Year-Old Genius
——: Tribute to Uncle Ray (Oriole)
The Smirelles: Smirelles Hits (Stateside)
Dick Dale and Deltones: King of Sure Guitar (Capitol)
Joey Dee: Joey Dee (Columbia)
Gary U.S. Bonds: Greatest Hits of Gary U.S. Bonds (Stateside)
4
Evans, Allen Best Selling LPs in Britain
1. The Beatles: Please Please Me (Parlophone)
2. The Searchers: Meet the Searchers (Pye)
3. Frank Ifield: Born Free (Columbia)
4. The Shadows: The Shadows’ Greatest Hits (Columbia)
5. Kenny Ball: Kenny Ball’s Golden Hits (Pye Golden Guinea)
4
Fordyce, Keith Potted Pops
Ivor Slaney and his Orchestra: “Carlos Theme” / “Chant Espana” (HMV)
Max Harris and his Group: “Gurney Slade” / “Hat and Cane” (Fontana)
David MacBeth: “Stick around” / “Holiday Girl” (Piccadilly)
John Warren Orchestra: “Scarlett O’Hara Cha Cha” / [unreadable] (Pye)
4
NME NME Top Thirty
1. The Beatles: “She Loves You” (Parlophone)
2. Brian Poole and the Tremoloes, “Do You Love Me” (Decca)
3. Cliff Richard, “It’s All in the Game” (Columbia)
4. The Crystals, “Then He Kissed Me” (London)
5. Steve Lawrence-Eydie Gorme, “I Want to Stay Here” (CBS)
5
NME Pop Records (U.S.):
1. Bobby Vinton: “Blue Velvet”
2. The Jaynetts: “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses”
3. The Ronettes: “Be My Baby”
4. Martha and the Vandellas: “Heat Wave”
5. The Angels: “My Boyfriend’s Back”
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain:
1. “She Loves You,” Northern Songs
2. “It’s All in the Game,” Blenheim
3. “I’m Telling You Now,” Feldman
4. “I Want to Stay Here,” Aldon
5. “I’ll Never Get Over You,” Leeds
5
N.A. Beatles TV documentary and new album soon
Brook Bros. join package show
Trini Lopez may tour with Helen (Shapiro)
Mathis’ first HMV titles
Rupert Davies waxes single
Top juke-box artists
Two shows on Decca albums
‘Saturday Club’ for Searchers
Max Bygraves TV showcase
6
N.A. Presley, Ifield, Shapiro recording surprises
Palladium farewell for Springfields
Shirley Bassey—surprise TV show
Conway and Francis to tour Australia?
Caravelles on TV quiz show
Bruce to wax with Shadows before leaving
Sammy Davis due for discussions
Trio to return? (Peter, Paul and Mary)
7
Advertisements The Roy Tempest Organisation LTD., Europe’s largest band agency: Forthcoming American Attractions— Johnny Thunder, Gene Pitney, Johnny Burnette, Wee Willie Harris, etc.
The Beatles in full colour on Reveille
8
Hutchins, Chris When I made 24 dollars a week! (Roy Orbison in England) 9
Williams, Chris Everything is happening to the Searchers 9
Johnson, Derek New to the charts [column]—Dave Clark Five 9
Johnson, Derek NMExclusive [column]: Cliff speaks out frankly about his friendship with Jackie (Irving, a dancer) 10
N.A. Life-lines of [column] Brian Poole (varied pieces of information about the singer) 10
N.A. New York News (column): “Fans at Elvis’s mother’s funeral” 10
Evans, Allen EPs
The Crickets, Straight—No Strings (Liberty)
Bobby Vee, Biggest Hits (Liberty)
Jerry Lee Lewis, Four More (London)
Frank Sinatra, I Remember Tommy (Reprise)
Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Sings Jimmy McHugh (Capitol)
10
Advertisements Rabin Agency, Joe Loss Limited, News Enterprises LTD., Arthur Howes LTD., etc. 11
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces [column] 12
Williams, Chris Bo Diddley reveals— When others borrow my style, I change it! 12
N.A. The pop music world loses a leader [obituary]: Reg Connelly 12
  John Maher, October 2009  
     

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