Monday 28 September 2015


Ken Dodd with The Beatles November 1963

It's 50 years since Tears - the biggest-selling single of 1965 - reached number one

It was released at the start of September 1965 and hit the top of the national charts on September 30, staying there for five weeks.
That was impressive enough, but even more so is the fact that it was the best-selling single of that year – and, while the Fab Four had four of the top five best-selling singles of the 1960s, our Ken’s Tears was the other one.
Tears (written by Frank Capano and Billy Uhr and first recorded by Rudy Vallee in 1929) was the third best-selling single of the decade – She Loves You (1963) claimed the top spot, I Want To Hold Your Hand (1963) number two, Can’t Buy Me Love (1964) number four and I Feel Fine (1964) five.

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