|A Norwegian pressing of Ken Dodd's "Tears" single was among the catch from the record fair.|
Seven years ago, The official British charts company compiled a list of the best-selling singles in the UK in the Sixties. Here's the top 5:
1. The Beatles: "She Loves You" (Parlophone) 1963
2. The Beatles: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Parlophone) 1963
3. Ken Dodd: "Tears" (Columbia) 1965
4. The Beatles: "Can't Buy Me Love" (Parlophone) 1964
5. The Beatles: "I Feel Fine" (Parlophone) 1964
You can find the top 60 on Wikipedia.
The most represented act in the chart is The Beatles, who feature on the list with 18 releases, seven of which are in the top twenty. So what's the story of Ken Dodd?
|Ken Dodd with The Beatles.|
By no means a one hit wonder, Ken Dodd had 19 UK hit singles from 1960 to 1981. "Tears" was released at the start of September 1965 and hit the top of the national charts on September 30, staying there for five weeks.
"Tears" was written by Frank Capano and Billy Uhr and was first recorded by Rudy Vallee in 1929.
|September 1963: The Beatles and Ken Dodd|