Billboard Hot chart. Later that same year, the song was recorded and released by Ricky Valance in the United Kingdomwhere it went all the way to the 1 spot in the UK Singles Chart. Although they are only teenagers, he wants to marry her, so he enters a stock car racehoping to win, and use the prize money to buy Laura a wedding ring. The second verse tells how the boy's car overturned and burst into flames—though no-one knows how it happened.
Tommy is fatally injured and his last words are "Tell Laura I love her My love for her will never die. The lyrics of "Tell Laura I Love Her" originally concerned a rodeonot an automobile race, as composer Jeff Barry was an aficionado of cowboy culture. Decca Records in England decided not to release Ray Peterson's recording on the grounds that it was "too tasteless and vulgar" and destroyed about twenty-five thousand copies that had already been pressed.
Another version of the song was recorded by J. The song was also recorded by singer Ricky Nelson. John How Are Ya Fixed For Love - Frank Sinatra - The Capitol Years attended a singing audition with producer Joe Meek and subsequently recorded the song, which was released on the Top Rank label.
E-Type - Corduroy - London, England that time, however, Top Rank was undergoing a takeover by EMIwhich had already released Ricky Valance's version of the same song.
The John Leyton recording was withdrawn from sale. Over a decade later, it became one of 50s revival group Sha Na Na 's most popular and beloved numbers, both in concert and on record, with lead vocals by group tenor Johnny Contardo. It appears on their self-titled album. New Zealand group Creation had a major hit with a version of the song in New Zealand and Australia in The Swedish band the Boppers also released a version on their album Number 1 In the yearFinnish artist Hector released his version of the song, titled "Sua kauheesti kaipaan" in his album Hectorock I.
Tell Laura I Love Her - Johnny T. Angel - Tell Laura I Love Her Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Recording history [ edit ] The lyrics of "Tell Laura I Love Her" originally concerned a rodeonot an automobile race, as composer Jeff Barry was an aficionado of cowboy culture. Retrieved Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd.
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