YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

Latest update on 10/11/2016

Artist: Christine Johnson
Author: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
Label: Decca
Year: 1945

As Aunt Nettie in the Rogers & Hammerstein musical Carousel, an adaptation (with happy ending) of Ferenc Molnar's Hungarian play Liliom from 1921 (as performed in the New York Guild Theatre). Christine's male counterpart Billy in the original cast was John Raitt, the father of Bonnie. He sang it at the end of the musical (see also: Hey There).

Covers:

1945:

Frank Sinatra [first recorded version, two months before the Original Cast album]

1946:

Judy Garland

1954:

Roy Hamilton [n°1 R&B; clearly influencing Gerry & The Pacemakers' version]

1956:

Claramae Turner [in film Carousel]

1956:

Louis Armstrong

1958:

Nina Simone

1958:

Bobby Freeman

1961:

Mahalia Jackson

1963:

Dick Rivers [as Rien que toi]

1963:

Gerry & The Pacemakers [n°1 UK]

1963:

Ray Charles

1964:

Patti Labelle & The Blue Belles

1965:

Righteous Brothers

1967:

Dionne Warwick

1968:

Elvis Presley

1969:

Brooklyn Bridge

1971:

Pink Floyd [in Fearless; football supporters singing]

1972:

Aretha Franklin

1976:

Lee Towers

1985:

Crowd [n°1 UK (see footnote)]

1991:

Richard Thompson

1993:

Cilla Black & Barry Manilow

1994:

Peter Koelewijn & Gerry Marsden

1995:

Twistar

1995:

Drie Baritons

1996:

Anneke Gronloh

1999:

Kevin Rowland

2003:

Johnny Cash [posthumous]

2005:

Alicia Keys [on Hurricane Katrina Relief album]

2012:

Jan Rot [as Loop Door]

2012:

Susan Boyle

In 1963 You'll Never Walk Alone became the third consecutive n°1 UK for Gerry & The Pacemakers from Liverpool. Supporters of the local football team managed to fan the flame until 1985, year of the Heizel drama and of the Bradford stadium fire. In that same year You'll Never Walk Alone was re-ignited for the good cause, again with Gerry Marsden, along with a bunch of newer British stars.

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