100 Great Songs From The British Invasion 1963-66- ‘Here Comes The Night’- Them. The first sighting of the great Van ‘The Man’ Morrison in the US- came with this single by Them- which featured Van as the front man. The single reached #24 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 in the UK and in Ireland. The band was formed in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the spring of 1964. They would release two albums by the time Van left to a solo career. ‘Here Comes The Night’ was written by Bert Berns- Them’s producer. It was first released as a single by Lulu- but it flopped- #50 in the UK and it failed to chart in the US. Jimmy Page played guitar and Andy White was on the drums- Beatlemaniacs will know the name of Andy White- he played drums on The Beatles recording of ‘Love Me Do’- sitting in for Ringo [which probably pisses Ringo off to this day.] ‘Here Comes The Night’ remains the highest charting song in the UK and in Ireland for Van Morrison -he’s never had a #1 in either country. Van’s biggest hit in the US- #9 ‘Domino’ 1970.
Single: ‘Here Comes The Night’- Them/ Written by Bert Berns/ Recorded October 1964/ Time: 2:44/ Produced by Bert Berns/ Released on March 5, 1965/ Peaked at #24 in US Billboard Hot 100, #2 in UK Singles Chart.