BEV HARRELL
One In A Million
(Tony Hatch - Jackie Trent)
Australia 1967
#28 Sydney #8 Brisbane #13 Adelaide

Original version

Released in '67, charted March '68.

This appears to be the first released version of this song. It was released before Petula Clark's version, produced by songwriter Tony Hatch (see below).

Bev Harrell: singer from Adelaide, based in Melbourne, whose biggest hit was her version of P. F. Sloan's What Am I Doing Here With You. See career biography at Milesago.

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Prolific songwriter, arranger, musical director and producer Tony Hatch wrote most of his songs with his wife, singer Jackie Trent. He was the musical brains behind Petula Clark's mid-60s career revival and was responsible for her run of hit records from Downtown (1964). Hatch and Trent also wrote the theme to the TV series Neighbours.

See the Tony Hatch song lists at Magic Town.

Tony Hatch also had a hand in the original versions of Heart by Lynne Randell. He produced The Montanas' version of Ciao Baby, a song better known in Australia through Lynne Randell's version.

PETULA CLARK
One In A Million
(Tony Hatch - Jackie Trent)
UK 1968

On the 1968 album Petula, also known as The Pink Album.

The track One In A Million was recorded in March 1967, but the album was not released until August 1968. This was after Bev Harrell's One In A Million had been released and had charted in Australia.

Reference: The Concise Discography at the official Petula Clark website.
It's in the Members Only section, free registration required.
The site also has a comprehensive general discography, searchable by song title. Well worth a browse.

THE DUPREES
One In A Million
(Tony Hatch - Jackie Trent)
USA 1968

On the album Total Recall.

THE PLATTERS
One In A Million
USA 1956
Red herring
#31 USA

Same title but not the same song as 'One In A Million' by Bev Harrell.

Single on Mercury label.

<span class=There are numerous recordings of songs called One In A Million, by artists that include The O'Jays, Steve Miller Band, Gene Pitney, John Mayall, Maxine Brown and Bunny Berigan.

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