Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: LXXIV-  LAST KISS. Continues: tomorrow.
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Last Kiss
Last Kiss Wilson.jpgPearl Jam released "Last Kiss" in 1999. It topped the Australian chart and peaked at #2 in North America. Proceeds from the single were donated  by the group to CARE, an organization that helped the refugees from Kosovo.
The song was written by American musician Wayne Cochran, who released the original version in 1961. His recording failed to make an impact on the charts.  
In 1964, a remake was issued by J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers. The band's rendition peaked at #2 in America.
 Last Kiss - Wayne Cochran
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:

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