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Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
by Gerry and the Pacemakers
Another highly orchestrated number where it almost turns into 'Gerry Marsden and An Orchestra', rather than featuring all the other members of 'The Pacemakers' (including his brother Freddie). It's a lovely tune, for sure, but not exactly a beat group special.

Despite some criticism by various people (including an ex-girlfriend as mentioned before) that he sang a little off-key, he did possess a lovely husky tenor voice, at least as portrayed on his studio recordings, and was perfectly suited to dreamy ballads such as this one.

'Gerry and the Pacemakers':
:: Gerry Marsden formed the group in the late 1950s, featuring himself on guitar and lead vocals, his brother Freddie on drums, Les Chadwick on bass and Arthur Mack on piano (the latter replaced by Les Maguire in 1961). ...
:: It's not universally known that Gerry Marsden actually wrote much of the band's material, and he penned most of their subsequent hits, including "It's All Right" and "I'm the One", as well as "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (sharing credits with the rest of the group) and "Ferry Cross the Mersey". ...
:: By 1966 however, they were largely considered "old hat", and it was in that year that they had their last American Top 40 hit, "Girl on a Swing" (they disbanded in the October). Gerry Marsden became a popular cabaret and children's TV entertainer, and later performed with variations of 'The Pacemakers' on the "oldies" circuit in the UK.

In #1964 :
:: In 1964, UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade And Development) was established, and its inaugural world conference opened in Geneva on March 23rd. Its primary objective was to formulate policies relating to all aspects of development including trade, aid, transport, finance and technology, and ordinarily meets once every four years. ...
:: The Palestinian National Council adopted the Palestinian National Covenant (or Palestinian National Charter) in Jerusalem on May 28th this year - it allowed the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, which promised the "liberation of Palestine" through armed struggle. Athough much of its violence was aimed at Israeli civilians, it was still recognised as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people by over 100 states with which it held diplomatic relations, and went on to enjoy observer status at the United Nations from 1974. ...
:: In the US National Championship of Women's Tennis (a pre-Open invitational format) at Forest Hills, New York, defending champion Maria Bueno of Brazil won her third US singles title on September 13th, defeating American Carole Graebner 6-1, 6-0.

US: No. 4 - UK: No. 6
1964 - Columbia - United Kingdom - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 10th December 2019
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For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool, reflecting all things hip and fashionable which had been growing in the popular British imagination throughout the decade. Music was also a huge part of London's swing - Liverpool had 'The Beatles' and the London sound was a mix of bands like 'The Who', 'The Kinks', the 'Small Faces' and 'The Rolling Stones'. Hopefully, you'll catch a flavour of all this from my posts here.
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