TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM

Created on 27/04/2006
Latest update on 03/06/2021

Artist: Teddy Bears
Author: Phil Spector
Label: Dore
Year: 1958

Phil Spector's first n°1 US, first stone of what would become a whole wall of sound and an epitaph to boot: "To know him was to love him" marks the grave of his father.

Covers:

1958:

Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann

1959:

Maureen Evans

1959:

Vera Lynn

1959:

John Williams [as Les Plus beaux jours de nos amours]

1959:

Mathé Altéry [idem]

1959:

Alice Babs [as Du, nur du du du allein]

1961:

Chordettes

1961:

Nancy Sinatra

1962:

Beatles [as To Know Her Is To Love Her; also their very last encore of their very last set at The Cavern and according to the fan who requested the song, no one in the room, not even John Lennon, kept it dry]

1964:

Cleo

1964:

Dee Dee Sharp

1964:

Shirelles

1965:

Peter & Gordon [idem]

1965:

Lettermen

1965:

Frank Alamo [as Long-long-longtemps]

1965:

Michèle Torr [as Tout doucement]

1965:

Buddy Leclerc et les Merseys [as Toi mon coeur]

1968:

Filles [as Tout doucement/Nur du, du, du allein; French and German version]

1969:

Bobby Vinton [as To Know Her Is To Love Her]

1970:

Reparata & The Delrons

1972:

Jody Miller [hit C&W]

1973:

Gary Glitter

1974:

Buffoons

1974:

Steeleye Span [with David Bowie on sax]

1976:

Cilla Black

1977:

Marc Bolan & Gloria Jones [as To Know You Is To Love You]

1977:

Langley Schools Music Project

1982:

Flying Pickets

1985:

Dana

1987:

Trio [Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris; n°1 C&W]

1989:

Carole Laure

2006:

Amy Winehouse

2014:

Martina McBride

2016:

Carla Bruni

One of the ten songs in Greil Marcus' The History Of Rock 'N' Roll In 10 Songs.

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