Category Archive: 1960

YOU TALK TOO MUCH (song)

You Talk Too Much Single by Joe Jones Released 1960 Genre R&B Length 2:41 Writer(s) Reginald Hall, Joe Jones “You Talk Too Much” is a 1960 single by Joe Jones. It was written by Fats Domino’s brother-in-law, Reginald Hall, but Domino actually turned down the song. Jones’s version peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard …

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NEVER ON SUNDAY (song)

Never on Sunday Released October 1, 1960 Format Vinyl Recorded 1960 Label United Artists Writer(s) Manos Hadjidakis “Never on Sunday”, also known as “Ta Pediá tou Pireá” (Greek: “Τα Παιδιά του Πειραιά”; English: “The Children of Piraeus”), is a popular song by Manos Hadjidakis. A vocal version was also released and performed by Melina Mercouri …

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SINK THE BISMARK

The photo on the “45” Columbia record jacket is from the movie, but depicts the model of the HMS Prince Of Wales made for the movie. The models made for this movie are very accurate. Sink the Bismark Released 1960 Genre Country Length 3:12 Label Columbia Writer(s) Johnny Horton and Tilman Franks Producer(s) Don Law …

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SINK THE BISMARK

Sink the Bismark Single by Johnny Horton B-side “The Same Old Tale the Crow Told Me” Released 1960 Genre Country Length 3:12 Label Columbia Writer(s) Johnny Horton and Tilman Franks “Sink the Bismark” (later “Sink the Bismarck”) is a march song by country music singer Johnny Horton and songwriter Tillman Franks, based on the pursuit …

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ALLEY OOP

SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: THE HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES Song Author: Dallas Frazier Year Recorded: 1960 SONG PROFILE Alley Oop Single by The Hollywood Argyles B-side “Sho Know a Lot About Love” Released 1960 Recorded 1960 Length 2:56 Label Lute 5905 Writer(s) Dallas Frazier Producer Gary S. Paxton Kim Fowley “Alley Oop” is a song …

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ME AND MY SHADOWS

Me and My Shadows – 1960 Me and My Shadows is the third album by singer Cliff Richard. Recorded with The Shadows, it was released in October 1960 and reached No. 2 in the UK album chart. No singles were to be officially released in the UK from the album. A pairing of album tracks …

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SHAKIN’ ALL OVER

Shakin’ All Over – 1960 “Shakin’ All Over” is a song originally performed by Johnny Kidd & the Pirates. The song was written by frontman Johnny Kidd, and his recording of it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in August 1960. Kidd’s original recording was not a hit outside of Europe, and in …

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THREE STEPS TO HEAVEN

Three Steps to Heaven (song) – 1960 “Three Steps to Heaven” is a song co-written and recorded by Eddie Cochran, released in 1960. The record became a posthumous UK number-one hit for Cochran following his death in a car accident in April 1960. In the US it did not reach the Billboard Hot 100. “Three …

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WONDERFUL WORLD (Sam Cooke song)

Wonderful World (Sam Cooke song) – 1960 “Wonderful World” (occasionally referred to as “(What A) Wonderful World”) is a song by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Released on April 14, 1960 by Keen Records, it had been recorded during an impromptu session the previous year, Cooke’s last recording session at Keen Records. He signed with RCA …

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ONLY THE LONELY

Only the Lonely – 1960 “Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)” is a 1960 song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. Orbison’s recording of the song, produced by Fred Foster for Monument Records, was the first major hit for the singer. As an operatic rock ballad, it was a sound unheard of …

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