SUSIE DARLIN'

Latest update on 21/05/2010

Artist: Robin Luke
Author: Robin Luke
Label: International/Dot
Year: 1958

16-year old from Hawaii who wrote it for his sister. Recorded with an Ampex 2-track machine in his bedroom, using the bathroom as echo chamber and an album sleeve as drum kit. Paid his studies with the royalties (n°5 US) and never performed again. An example for us all.

Covers:

1958:

Chris Howland [hit GER]

1959:

Tommy Kent [idem]

1962:

Tommy Roe [follow-up of Sheila]

1985:

Sir Douglas Quintet

The original inspired Tom Hanks for his film That Thing You Do (1999). A copy of the International original in mint condition values more than $1,000.

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Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

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