Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Fake hits of the fake sixties, continued!
More from the Song Hits and Hit Parader labels, named after the magazines and put out by the same folks (Charlton). Today, three Beatles covers, a Beatle-related novelty, a Burtsong (Anyone Who Had a Heart) and one King-Goffin (One Fine Day). Oh, and a big hit co-written by Brian Wilson but recorded by Jan and Dean (Surf City). All fake, of course.
Surfin' Bird might be my all-time favorite Song Hits/Hit Parader knock-off, though I think the singer gets some of the lyrics wrong. Given that the original Surfin' Bird is a rip-off to begin with, "wrong" is relative.
What different days those were. Take a couple of recent hits, record them under a new title, and no sweat. Contrast that environment to today's, when using "The" in a song title can get you in court.
Note on the track numbers: I'm continuing the series from the last post, hence the first track is 11. And up. Actually, I was too lazy to change them.
***And... just in! My eBay copy of the Oct., 1964 Charlton comic Outlaws of the West features an ad which includes six of today's titles. See: scans. I've also posted the ad scan above, in place of the original post image. Are I efficient, or what?
Click here to hear: Fake hits of the fake sixties, cont.
Surf City (Song Hits SH-24)
One Fine Day (Same)
So Much in Love (Same)
I Want to Hold Your Hand (Hit Parader HP-27)
Surfin' Bird (Same)
Anyone Who Had a Heart (Same)
Leader of the Pack (Hit Parader HP-31)
You Really Got Me (Same)
She Loves You (Song Hits SH-28)
We Love You Beatles (Same)
Please Please Me (Same)
No artists credited; all ripped from 6-selection 45 rpm EPs.