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Born in Wrexham, UK, 16 March 1962. My avatar is the original label of Elvis Presley's hit single "Can't Help Falling In Love" (RCA 1270), which was at Number One on the UK singles chart when I was born.

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11th Jul 2014
Blackmore's Rainbow

A: Starstruck
B: Run With The Wolf
Why was this single 2066 609 in the Netherlands? It was 2066 709 in the UK. In the 1970s it was normal for Polydor singles in the Netherlands to have the same numbers as their UK counterparts, so surely 2066 609 would have been previously used for something else. Very strange.

11th Jul 2014
The Ventures

A: Hawaii Five-O
B: Higher Than Thou
The 1968 on the label refers to its US release date. It was not released in the UK until after it had been a hit in the USA, which was several months after its initial release over there. See 56068us for more details.

11th Jul 2014
The Ventures

A: Hawaii Five-O
B: Soul Breeze
Records don't always enter the charts as soon as they are released. Some do take months to even enter low down in the charts.

The next US Liberty single listed on this site after this one is "Raindrops" by Del Shannon, no. 56070, release date 26 September 1968. From that, I can well believe that this Ventures single was released on 20 September 1968, to tie in with the first airing of the TV series. Liberty obviously thought the tune would be a hit, it certainly has a U.S. hit sound. It ultimately peaked at number 4 in the US charts in 1969.

I could name quite a few other records which entered the charts months after they first arrived in the shops, so I have no reason to suppose that this one wasn't one of those.

6th Jul 2014

A: Long Distance Love Affair
B: Borrowed Time
Thanks, Spidey. You're a diamond. :)

6th Jul 2014
Deniece Williams

A: Free
B: Cause You Love Me Baby
Update: I did eventually find this single version for my sister. The intro on this version was edited out of the UK issue, hence the difference in playing time. As I said in my early comment on it, I think all issues should be the same length no matter what country they are made in, otherwise it is not fair.

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Andy Williams

A: Marmalade, Molasses And Honey
B: Who Was It
CBS UKS CBS 10599 Feb 19737"98.0

A: Heatstrokes
B: Shy Kid
Ariola UKARO 233Jun 19807"2 
Cherie And Marie Currie

A: This Time
B: Secrets
Capitol USA4841Feb 19807"1 
Heavy Metal Kids

A: Rock 'N' Roll Man
B: Hangin' On
Atlantic UKK 1046526 Jul 19747"1 

A: It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)
B: Can I Sit Next To You Girl
Albert Productions AustraliaAP-10990Dec 19757"4 

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