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669-Kay Starr-Comes A-Long A-Love.

1953-Number 1 single.

Best Bit-At 0.31.It’s the song people could jive to, while they were patiently waiting for Rock ‘N Roll to be invented.

The very first official UK singles chart was published on the 16th November, 1952, and on the then fledgling chart in January 1953, this song became only the third different UK Number 1.

Kay Starr was born Catherine Laverne Starks on July 21st, 1922, in Dougherty, Oklhoma, United States, she died on November 3rd, 2016, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.In 1939 she sang for the bandleaders Glenn Miller, and Bob Crosby, before signing a contract as a solo artist with Capitol Records in 1946. Between 1950-1981 she released 31 studio Albums, and had 34 top 40 hits on Billboard between 1948-1957. In the UK she charted five times, scoring a second Number 1 song in 1956 with ‘The Rock and Roll Waltz.’

‘Comes A-Long A-Love’ was written by the former ‘Tin Pan Alley’ songwriter Alan Sherman, it was the last hit he wrote before concentrating his efforts on the careers of his sons Bob and Dick Sherman. He was born Avrum Sherman on September 7th, 1897 in Kiev, The Russian Empire, he died on September 16th, 1973. At the age of 11 he emigrated with his parents, and four siblings to New York City, one of his first jobs was appearing in silent movies,which was where he met his future wife, but he quickly rose to become one of ‘Tin Pan Alley’s’ most sought after songwriters, his most recognisable songs include ‘You Gotta Be a Football Hero,’ and ‘Lindbergh (The Eagle of the U.S.A.) although it is often said his greatest achievement was the mentoring of sons the ‘Sherman Brothers,’

‘Comes a long a love suddenly brother are you happy and excited, comes a long a love suddenly everywhere you go you feel invited.’