BEDDY BYE

Latest update on 17/08/2020

Artist: Bert Kaempfert
Author: Bert Kaempfert
Label: Decca
Year: 1965

Instrumental theme in gangster spoof A Man Could Get Killed, starring Melina Mercouri. Soon provided with words by Charles Singleton & Eddy Snyder and recut by Kaempfert in '66 as Strangers In The Night, still an instrumental.

Covers:

1966:

Jack Jones [first vocal version as Strangers In The Night, crediting Charles Singleton/Eddy Snyder for the words]

1966:

Frank Sinatra [idem; n°1 US, UK & B; according to baroness de Selys Longchamps, the mother of Delphine Boël, the song that forged her relationship with prince Albert of Belgium; for a second link between Bert Kaempfert and the Saksen-Coburgs, see: New Year Rock]

1966:

Vikki Carr [idem]

1966:

Shirley Bassey

1966:

Gerry & The Pacemakers

1966:

Johnny Rivers

1966:

Duane Eddy

1966:

Barbara McNair

1966:

Hervé Vilard [as Etrangers dans la nuit]

1966:

Ivo Robic [as Stranci U Noci and as Fremde in der Nacht]

1966:

Petula Clark

1966:

Michel Louvain [als Plaisir de la nuit]

1967:

Sandpipers

1967:

Trini Lopez

1967:

Andy Williams

1969:

James Brown

1969:

Richard Anthony [as Etrangers dans la nuit]

1970:

Vera Lynn

1976:

Bette Midler

1981:

Strangers [as Strangers In De Nijt]

1997:

Herman Brood

2005:

Bill Van Dijk [as Vlinders In De Nacht]

2005:

Cake [as Strangers In The Night]

2007:

[all as Strangers In The Night]

2007:

Marc Almond [idem]

2019:

Gunther Neefs

The real author might have been Avo Uvesian, his original title Broken Guitar, outvoted by Frank Sinatra. Fearing he might lose US copyrights Uvesian made a deal with Bert Kaempfert.

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