Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Wayne Newton was a star of the 1960s but still performs in Las Vegas. His hits are known around the world. In 1964 he had a remake of an older song that seems to have done big business in Oz but not so overseas. The song "Only You" has had numerous interpretations over the years. Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson even had a top 40 hit in 1974 with pretty much the same arrangement.

Wayne Newton's version charted well in Sydney and did big business in NSW. This track is one I found and fixed up for Alan Katzmann and his audiophile friends who are collecting all the chart hits heard on Sydney radio 2UE from 1956 to 1974.



  1. Great site ! can you do a remix of SSSsingle bed by Fox? I am pretty sure that was a hit in Australia! thanks again! my fav are Starman mono & The Young Ones!

  2. The comment about Alan Katzmann & friends collecting chart hits on Sydney radio 2UE from 1956 to 1974, inspired a thought:

    A friend of mine was in Sydney for a time in 1971 (compliments of the U.S. Navy), and remembers a song he heard on radio while there. He has no idea what the name of it was or who recorded it. He only remembers a repeating line or chorus, "It's a long long way to San Francisco". Of course that's been too vague a line to find anything in an online search. Would you or any of your friends be familiar with this song, and could you identify it for me?

    I join in the sentiment of the previous commenter -- this is a great site! I have really enjoyed the songs you have posted.

  3. The song is by John Paul Young and it's a track called it's a track called Pasadena - Chorus: (It's a long long way to) Pasadena.

    It is available on John Paul Young's greatest hit CD and you should be able to find it in Europe or Amazon.com for sale. It was a minor hit overseas but top 10 here.

    Hope this helps.