"But in the UK at the time the British Broadcasting Corporation refused to play the tune until a new version was recorded which changed the lyrics to “blue in the face” — it eventually reached number 14 in the charts."
Australian (Kent) Music Report (Top 100): Entry date 18 Nov 1961, Peak 1, Weeks 20. *
Adelaide Charts: Entry date 25 Nov 1961, Peak 1, Weeks 13.
Brisbane Charts: Entry date 26 Nov 1961, Peak 1, Weeks 15.
Melbourne Charts: Entry date 18 Nov 1961, Peak 1, Weeks 17.
Perth Charts: Entry date 5 Jan 1962, Peak 1, Weeks 9.
Sydney Charts: Entry date 17 Nov 1961, Peak 1, Weeks 20.
They could never do a song like this these days! Record Collector heard a stereo mix but edited down to less than 3 minutes? That means there's got to be the full version in stereo lurking out there.... somewhere! Probably stowed away in EMI's archives at Hayes, Middlesex.