TILL THERE WAS YOU

Latest update on 19/10/2015

Artist: Sue Raney
Author: Meredith Willson
Label: Capitol
Year: 1957

With the Nelson Riddle orchestra a couple of weeks prior to The Music Man's Broadway run (see first cover).

Covers:

1957:

Robert Preston & Barbara Cook [as the door-to-door salesman and the librarian in the Meredith Willson musical The Music Man, one of the most American of all Broadway musicals; see also: Seventy-Six Trombones]

1958:

Sonny Rollins

1958:

Jimmy Giuffre

1959:

Anita Bryant

1960:

Billy Eckstine

1961:

Peggy Lee

1961:

Gene Ammons

1961:

Etta Jones

1962:

Robert Preston & Shirley Jones

1963:

Beatles [and also during their Decca audition in '62; using the Peggy Lee arrangement]

1994:

Laura Fygi

2000:

Judy Collins

2003:

Rod Stewart

2007:

Smithereens

2008:

Cassandra Wilson

Peggy Lee popularized this song but the Beatles knew it from Anita Bryant, an ex Miss Oklahoma with a record deal (see: Paper Roses). Of course the young Beatles were lured by her sex appeal in the first place. Meanwhile Paul McCartney holds the rights to this song.

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