JOHNNY O'KEEFE
Sing
(Sid Wyche - Al Kasha)
Australia 1962
#4 Sydney #1 Melbourne #11 Brisbane #14 Adelaide #3 Perth

Single on Leedon label, Sydney. Also known as Sing (And Tell The Blues So Long). In Melbourne the B-side, To Love, also charted.

Johnny O'Keefe (1935-1978), known in Australia as "The Wild One", "The King of Rock'n'Roll" or just "J. O'K.", was a pioneer Australian rocker, a chart topping artist in his home country.

The TV mini-series Shout! The Story of Johnny O'Keefe (1985) was adapted as a stage musical in 2001. The definitive biography is Damian Johnstone's The Wild One (2001).

JACKIE WILSON
Sing
(Sid Wyche - Al Kasha)
USA 1962

B-side of single on Brunswick label, Hearts.
AL KASHA
Sing
(Sid Wyche - Al Kasha)
USA 1960
Original version

Single on Brunswick label.

Song also known as Sing (And Tell The Blues So Long); registered at BMI as Sing The Blues Away.

Al Kasha: prolific songwriter who won Best Song Oscars (with Joel Hirschhorn)for The Morning After  from The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and We May Never Love Like This Again from The Towering Inferno (1974), both recorded by Maureen McGovern. He also worked as a producer, notably for Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme on their best known releases.

Co-writer Sid Wyche's credits include Elvis Presley's A Big Hunk O' Love (1959), and Jackie Wilson's A Woman, A Lover, A Friend (1960) and Talk That Talk (1960).

THE CARPENTERS
Sing
(Joe Rapaso)
USA 1973
Red herring
#3 USA #17 Sydney #24 Melbourne #4 Brisbane #17 Adelaide #11 Perth

Same title but not the same song as "Sing" by Johnny O'Keefe.
TRAVIS
Sing
(Francis Healy)
UK 2001
Red herring
#3 UK #47 Sydney #34 Melbourne #40 Brisbane #36 Perth

Same title but not the same song as "Sing" by Johnny O'Keefe.

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