MERV BENTON
I Got Burned
(Ral Donner)
Australia 1965
#3 Melbourne

Single on W&G by popular rock'n'roll singer
in the heart-throb mould, backed by The Tamlas. Merv Benton did especially well in his home town of Melbourne: I Got Burned was his biggest hit out of 15 charting records 1964-67. He retired from music after suffering disabling voice problems.

Reference: Ian McFarlane, Encyclopedia of Australian Rock & Pop.
Further reading: Tony Wilkinson's account of Merv Benton, reprinted at Black Cat Rockabilly.
Chart data by Gavin Ryan.
Thanks to Terry Stacey.


RAL DONNER
I Got Burned
(Ral Donner)
USA 1963
Original version

Single on Reprise by Elvis Presley-influenced rock'n'roll singer (1943-1984) whose big hit was his 1961 US #4 You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It). He provided the voice of Elvis in the 1981 biopic This Is Elvis.

See also To Love.

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