ANNE HAWKER
Timothy
(Kobus 'Dopper' Erasmus)
Australia 1968
#6 Melbourne

Single on Astor by Melbourne singer whose biggest chart success was with Cinderella Rockefella (1968), a duet with her husband, the orchestra leader and arranger Johnny Hawker.

Thanks to David Johnston for suggestion.

SKEETER DAVIS
Timothy
(Kobus 'Dopper' Erasmus)
USA 1968

Single on RCA. Country singer Skeeter Davis (1931-2004) also found success on the pop charts, notably with The End Of The World (1963, #2 USA) and the Goffin-King composition I Can't Stay Mad At You (1963, #7 USA).

Further reading: Skeeter Davis biography at All Music Guide.

FOUR JACKS & A JILL
Timothy
(Kobus 'Dopper' Erasmus)
South Africa 1967
#1 South Africa #4 NZ

Single on Columbia (SA) by South African group that later had an international hit with Master Jack (1968, #18 USA). Timothy charted in NZ in 1968, after Master Jack.

This version of Timothy was the #12 South African hit for 1967.

Further reading: 1, Four Jacks & A Jill biography at 4jacksandajill.com (includes background on Timothy). 2. Four Jacks And A Jill biography at All Music Guide.

CARIKE KEUZENKAMP
Timothy
(Kobus 'Dopper' Erasmus)
South Africa 1967
Original version
#1 South Africa

Single on Columbia (SA) by Netherlands-born South African singer Carike Keuzencamp (b.1947). She sings Timothy in the 1968 film Professor en die prikkelpop (The Professor and the Beauty Queen), written and directed by Jamie Uys, later famous for The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980).

This version of Timothy was the #14 South African hit for 1967.

The writer, full name Jacobus Cornelius Erasmus, is familiarly known as 'Dopper' Erasmus.

Reference: Background to Timothy at 4jacksandajill.com
Further reading: 1. Carike Keuzencamp's CV at Who's Who (SA) 2. 2008 blog post by Dopper Erasmus's daughter Joretha about her father and the writing of Timothy (partly in Afrikaans).

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