100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING- GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS

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100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying’- Gerry And The Pacemakers. In the UK Gerry and The Pacemakers had 3 #1 hits and a #2 before in early 1964 releasing ‘Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying’- but in the US ‘Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying’ was their first hit- as they rode the backs of The Beatles- it went to #4. After the song had been written it was given to Louise Cordet who recorded it in early 1964- before Gerry and The Pacemakers decided to record it themselves. The band would perform it on The Ed Sullivan Show on May 3, 1964. They would have seven Top 40 hits in the US- but ‘Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying’ would be their biggest hit. It was produced by George Martin.

  • Single: ‘Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying’- Gerry And The Pacemakers
  • Record Company- Laurie
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Gerry Marsden, Freddie Marsden, Les Chadwick and Les Maguire
  • Time: 2:38
  • B-side: ‘Away From You’
  • Album-Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
  • Grade: B+
  • Peaked at #4 in US Billboard Hot 100. #6 in UK Singles Chart.

5 responses to “100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING- GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS

    • a lot of Liverpool bands owed a lot to The Beatles- not that they didn’t have talent- but would they have been heard in America without The Beatles?

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