June 1962: Come Outside reaches No.1

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Come Outside is one of those hit singles which is annoyingly memorable for a couple of reasons. One is the ‘jokey’ patter which provides the lyric, something which sounds much more like harassment to today’s ears. The second is that the uncredited woman became more famous in later life than the singer, Mike Sarne. She is of course Wendy Richard, the actress who went on to star in the 1970s ‘comedy’ (I use the word loosely) Are You Being Served and then became a founder member of the cast of EastEnders.

Come Outside reached No. 1 in the UK Top Ten on 28 June 1962.

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Pic: EveryUKNumberOne

More to follow

With The Beatles

June 1962 was the month in which the Beatles travelled to London to record some demo material for HMV. More to follow.

Source: beatlesbible.com

The month’s UK Top Tens

7 June 1962

1. Good Luck Charm: Elvis Presley
2. Do You Want To Dance/I’m Looking Out The Window: Cliff Richard
3. Nut Rocker: B. Bumble And The Stingers
4. Come Outside: Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard
5. As You Like It: Adam Faith
6. Last Night Was Made For Love: Billy Fury
7. Ginny Come Lately: Brian Hyland
8. Wonderful Land: The Shadows
9. I Don’t Know Why: Eden Kane
10. A Picture Of You: Joe Brown

14 June 1962

1. Good Luck Charm: Elvis Presley
2. Do You Want To Dance/I’m Looking Out The Window: Cliff Richard
3. Come Outside: Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard
4. A Picture Of You: Joe Brown
5. Nut Rocker: B. Bumble And The Stingers
6. As You Like It: Adam Faith
7. I Don’t Know Why: Eden Kane
8. Last Night Was Made For Love: Billy Fury
9. Ginny Come Lately: Brian Hyland
10. Green Leaves Of Summer: Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen

21 June 1962

1. Good Luck Charm: Elvis Presley
2. Come Outside: Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard
3. Do You Want To Dance/I’m Looking Out The Window: Cliff Richard
4. A Picture Of You: Joe Brown
5. Ginny Come Lately: Brian Hyland
6. Last Night Was Made For Love: Billy Fury
7. I Don’t Know Why: Eden Kane
8. As You Like It: Adam Faith
9. Nut Rocker: B. Bumble And The Stingers
10. Green Leaves Of Summer: Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen

28 June 1962

1. Come Outside: Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard
2. A Picture Of You: Joe Brown
3. Good Luck Charm: Elvis Presley
4. Do You Want To Dance/I’m Looking Out The Window: Cliff Richard
5. Ginny Come Lately: Brian Hyland
6. Last Night Was Made For Love: Billy Fury
7. English Country Garden: Jimmie Rodgers
8. I Can’t Stop Loving You: Ray Charles
9. Stranger On The Shore: Mr Acker Bilk
10. Nut Rocker: B. Bumble And The Stingers

Source: officialcharts.com

Films released this month

Source: filmdates.co.uk

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