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Latest update on 12/09/2013

Artist: John Michael King
Author: Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner
Label: Columbia
Year: 1956

Biggest hit from musical My Fair Lady, where King was Freddy Eyrsford-Hill. Song was almost dropped from the plot for John Michael was not a main character. Pygmalion, the original play by George Bernard Shaw where My Fair Lady was based upon, ends with Elisa and Freddy getting married. Sounds more logic. Shaw encountered several bad experiences with adaptations of his plays. Reason why he always objected against them as long as he lived. Pygmalion was written in 1913, Shaw died in 1950, musical My Fair Lady was from 1956.

Covers:

1956:

Vic Damone [n°1 UK in '58]

1956:

Eddie Fisher

1956:

Erroll Garner

1956:

Lawrence Welk

1956:

Sammy Kaye

1957:

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers

1958:

David Whitfield

1958:

Ramsey Lewis

1958:

George Shearing [with Toots Thielemans]

1959:

Nancy Wilson

1959:

Chet Baker

1959:

Annie Cordy [as L'Amour est dans ta rue]

1960:

Peggy Lee

1960:

Doris Day

1960:

Etta Jones

1960:

Dean Martin

1960:

Mel Tormé

1960:

Kay Starr

1961:

Peter Nero

1961:

Jackie Gleason

1961:

Les McCann

1961:

Slide Hampton

1962:

Quincy Jones

1962:

Jimmy McGriff

1962:

Ben E. King

1962:

Miracles

1963:

Nat King Cole

1964:

Andy Williams

1964:

Drifters

1965:

Gene Pitney

1965:

Pete Fountain

1966:

Jerry Vale

1966:

Richard 'Groove' Holmes

1967:

Four Tops

1992:

Harry Connick Jr.

2000:

Ricky Lee Jones

2009:

Willie Nelson

2009:

Will Tura [as In De Straat Waar Je Woont]

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