This pop ballad was written by George David Weiss & Bob Thiele. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967 reaching No.1 in the UK. Armstrong's recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
The songs recording session followed Armstrong's Las Vagas midnight show. By 2am the musicians were recording. ABC president Larry Newton showed up to photograph Armstrong. Newton wanted a swingy pop song like "Hello, Dolly!", a big hit for Armstrong when he was with Kapp Records, so when Newton heard the slow pace of "What a Wonderful World", he tried to stop the ..
The song was recorded by Buddy Holly on October 21, 1958. It featured the pizzicato strings and orchestral backing of Dick Jacobs. The music and lyrics of the song were written by the songwriting team of Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant.
It was released as a single on Coral Records in 1959, peaking at No. 88 on the USA Billboard charts as the B-side of "It Doesn't Matter Anymore". The recording was included on Buddy Holly's first "greatest hits" compilation album titled The Buddy Holly Story that was released in March 1959.
In 1968, The Beatles paraphrased the first line of "Rainin..
Oh My God, do we all feel old here! Carillon Studios has made it to 25 years of age. We were based in Clacton On Sea at the time and not for one second did we ever consider the future. Our 1st mailshot was for one floppy disk with ten styles on it. It was produced on an Atari ST520 computer with a tractor feed printer with each page taking over 11 minutes to print and was sent to under 100 Technics keyboard users. 26 years later we sell to 32 counties around the world with styles for 7 instrument brands that include over 100 keyboard types.
It wasn't long b..
Recorded by Canadian singer Michael Bublé, ‘Home’ was released on 28 March 2005. It was the 2nd single from his 2nd major-label studio album, ‘It's Time’. The song was written by Bublé, along with co-writers Alan Chang and Amy Foster-Gillies.‘Home’ was Bublé's 1st single released in the UK. It also topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in the USA. The number was also used in the film ‘The Wedding Date’.
Two major cover versions of the song have also been released as singles by other artists. The first of these was recorded by Irish boyband ‘Westlife’, whose version was a top ten..
Unfortunately due to Johns dad having been taken very seriously ill recently everything has been put on the back burner and we are running a bit behind here at Carillon. We are very pleased to report that following a major operation his prognosis has now improved a lot over the past few days and we are now in the process of trying to catch up a bit. We have released a new style today (When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman) and Dave has made sure several are ready to go over the next days and weeks. There will be an email newsletter in the near future and we will be participa..
The song was written by Norrie Paramor & Bunny Lewis for the film ‘Expresso Bongo’ which starred Laurence Harvey, Cliff Richard and Yolande Donlan.
The story is a satire of the ‘Music Industry’ and the film version was adapted from the stage musical (produced at the ‘Saville Theatre’, London, on 23 April 1958). The music for the 1959 film was produced by Norrie Paramor and with the exception of one song was entirely different from the music that was used in the 1958 stage musical.
The music and the plot were intentionally rewritten to downplay the original satire and showcase the..
This internationally successful single was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Alabama by Dr Hook. It was written by Even Stevens, who it is said followed producer Ron Haffkine into the studio’s restroom to pitch him the number. It consequently was recorded by the band and first appeared on the band's ‘Pleasure and Pain’ album in 1978.
Riding the disco wave in 1979, it belatedly became an international hit reaching No.6 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA. The song achieved even greater success in the UK where it spent three weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart ..
The album was the 7th studio album by Elton John. It was released in 1973 and sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Many regard it as his best album ever. It was recorded at the Château d'Hérouville in France after problems recording at the intended location in Jamaica. Among its 17 tracks are hits ‘Candle in the Wind’, ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting’ and of course the title song ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’.
The move to the château provided John and his band with a great deal of creative inspiration and an abundance of quality material. This led to the de..
The song was recorded by ‘The Beatles’ and written primarily by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney). It was written mainly by McCartney, though John Lennon claimed in an interview with ‘Playboy’ that his major contribution was the middle eight section. The number was the 5th track of their 3rd album, ‘A Hard Day's Night’. It was released 20 July 1964 along with ‘If I Fell’ as the B-side by Capitol Records. In reached No. 12 on the USA Billboard Hot 100.
The Beatles performed ‘And I Love Her’ just once outside EMI Studios, on 14 July 1964 they played it for an edition of the BB..
Bilitis was a 1977 French romantic and erotic drama film. It was directed by photographer David Hamilton (1933-2016) and featured a memorable music score written by Francis Lai. The main romantic theme has been a concert favourite for many organ/keyboard artistes particually in the UK. It starred Patti D'Arbanville and Mona Kristensen as the title character Bilitis and Melissa, respectively.
The film was loosely based on a poem cycle by Pierre Louÿs entitled ‘The Songs of Bilitis’ and set in ancient Greece (although the film is set in modern Europe). The poems were meant to be autobiogr..