ON BROADWAY

Latest update on 13/01/2016

Artist: Crystals
Author: Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil
Label: Philles
Year: 1962

On their lp The Crystals Twist Uptown, focusing on uptown/downtown contrasts. To brighten up the lights of Broadway in a musical context, Phil Spector created his soon-to-be trademark cocktail of pizzicato strings, mandolines and castagnettes. His "wall of sound" was inspired and reflects the neon lights of Broadway. It might not even exist without On Broadway.

Covers:

1963:

Drifters [arranged by Leiber & Stoller; top 10 US]

1963:

Cookies

1964:

Frank Alamo [as A Broadway]

1964:

Sergio [as Non Parlo]

1964:

Clyde McPhatter

1967:

Shain's [as En Lima]

1969:

Vogues

1970:

Barry Mann [author]

1970:

Mongo Santamaria

1974:

Jess Roden

1978:

George Benson [in film All That Jazz; top 10 US]

1980:

Gary Numan

1982:

Tito Puente

1989:

Neil Young [depri version without the slightest lyric change]

1993:

Genesis [in The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway]

1994:

Psychedelic Guitar Circus

1994:

Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers

2008:

James Taylor

Written originally for The Cookies (who also cut Mann/Weil's Chains). On Broadway was also cut by King Curtis, Eric Carmen, Bobby Darin, The Coasters, Lou Rawls, The Jazz Crusaders, Nancy Sinatra, The Dave Clark Five, Long John Baldry, Clyde McPhatter and Livingston Taylor.

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