ROD KIRKHAM
I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind
(Alan Bernstein - Victor Millrose)
Australia 1973
#34 Sydney #26 Melbourne

Rod Kirkham, born 1955, was a graduate of Johnny Young's long-running TV show Young Talent Time who later had his own show, Rod's Fun Palace. He has long been married to actor Barbara Llewellyn (Seven Little Australians, Young Ramsay), with whom he wrote Married and Loving It.
CHAPTA
I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind
(Alan Bernstein - Victor Millrose)
New Zealand 1971

Christchurch group formed 1969 who released two albums and had two charting singles, Say A Prayer and You And I, both in 1971. I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind was their final single. Full story at Bruce Sergent's NZ Music site.

You can listen to the song in mp3 format at igJukeBox.

CHRIS HOLLAND
I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind
(Alan Bernstein - Victor Millrose)
USA 1970

Single on Capitol #2976, late 1970.

This is a re-release of Bobby Corrado's original I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind (1969). Bobby had begun using the name Chris Holland at this time. (See below under Bobby Corrado for more details.)

He also released Get Me Some Help/If Time Could Stand Still on Rare Earth in 1972, as Chris Holland And T-Bone.

[Not to be confused with British keyboardist Chris Holland of Squeeze, known in Australia as UK Squeeze.]

Thanks to Davie Gordon and Matt Corrado.
THE CHANGING SCENE
I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind
(Alan Bernstein - Victor Millrose)
USA 1970

On their self-titled album on Avco, mid-1970, and as a single. Arranged and conducted by Don Oriolo, who wrote the track Sit Down Lorraine. Earlier, he wrote and produced a Changing Scene single on Fontana, Is It Really Worth It. At the time, Don Oriolo also worked as a session guitarist.

Today Don Oriolo is known for his work on Felix the Cat TV series and features as writer, producer, voice artist and composer. In this he follows in the footsteps of his father, long-time Felix The Cat artist and producer Joe Oriolo. More recently, Don was a creator of Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island (2005).

The Changing Scene's album includes another Bernstein-Millrose song, Children Of The Sun, and Sweet And Sour, written by Victor Millrose with Mark (Pretty Flamingo) Barkan, also released as a single.

Don Oriolo recalls The Changing Scene:

They were all from New Jersey. They were like a doowop group. The first record I did with them was Is It Really Worth It Sing Me Something Pretty on Fontana records. It hit a lot of local radio charts, and the group mini toured for a while fairly successfully. Then I made a deal with Hugo and Luigi at Avco records to do an album with them. Vic and Alan, and Mark Barkan and a lot of the local NYC writers gave me songs for the album. I wrote one or two also… It's hard to believe that was over thirty years ago…  I can remember making that record like it was yesterday... (Email, 2005)

Jeff Lemlich writes: The album is pretty tame until the final cut on side two (the Oriolo track Sit Down Lorraine). Things get rather psychedelic, psychotic, and... umm... interesting then. (Post to Spectropop group, 10/05)

BOBBY CORRADO
I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind
(Alan Bernstein - Victor Millrose)
USA 1969
Original version

Single on Mercury #7299, December 1969, produced by Bernstein & Millrose. Singer-composer-producer Ron Dante (the voice of The Archies and The Cufflinks) sings back-up vocals.


Bobby Corrado released several singles on Date and Columbia under his real name Arnie Corrado, 1966-67. He started using Bobby around 1969. In 1970 he began working as Chris Holland and re-released this version of I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind under that name (see above)
Songwriting partners Alan Bernstein and Victor Millrose also recorded, under the name of On The Seventh Day, releasing an album, Number One, in 1970.

They wrote, for example, This Girl Is A Woman Now, the Gary Puckett & The Union Gap hit (1969, #9 USA). Victor Millrose co-wrote Gene Pitney's Last Chance To Turn Around, aka Last Exit To Brooklyn (1965).

Thanks to Matt Corrado, Bobby's son, who connected Bobby Corrado and Chris Holland for me. Thanks also to Davie Gordon.

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