Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Record #0148: Why/ Swingin’ On a Rainbow – FRANKIE AVALON

His Master’s Voice POP-688 (original) UK, Jan. 1960 (US release Nov. 1959)
Words & Music by:  Robert Marcucci, Peter De Angelis
Musicians:  Frankie Avalon (vocals) with an orchestra & chorus conducted by Peter De Angelis
Recording sessions:  Philadelphia?, PA, 1959
Highest chart positions:  Side A – US #1, US R&B #6, UK #20; Side B – US #39

“Why” was the last US #1 of the 50’s and also the first US #1 of the 60’s. The single reached UK #20 in February 1960.

List price:  I don’t have a price guide for UK releases. This record is not very rare (plenty of them for sale in

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