ALLISON DURBIN
Don't Come Any Closer
(Charles Blackwell)
Australia 1968
#16 Melbourne #28 Brisbane #3 NZ

Single on Columbia by New Zealand singer, working mainly in Australia from the mid-'60s. (Some sources spell her names "Alison" or "Durban" but "Allison Durbin" seems to be correct: see this New Zealand music website, for example.)

FRANCOISE HARDY
Ce n'est pas un reve
(Charles Blackwell - Francoise Hardy)
France 1965

French language version ('It isn't a dream') of Don't Come Any Closer. (Aka Non, ce n'est pas un rêve.)

See the sources of Françoise Hardy's songs listed at Françoise Hardy - All Over The World.


SAMANTHA JONES
Don't Come Any Closer
(Charles Blackwell)
UK 1965
Original version

Written by Charles Blackwell, arranger, producer and composer who worked with legendary British producer Joe Meek and produced, for example, Francoise Hardy and P. J. Proby. See also Bev Harrell - You Don't love Me No More.

Samantha Jones, born Jean Owen, had been a member of the Vernon Girls, a professional offshoot of the Vernon Football Pools company choir from Liverpool. See also Vicki Brown (From The Inside) and The Breakaways (He's A Rebel). Samantha Jones was produced by Charles Blackwell and also recorded in the US. See career summary by Bruce Eder at All Music Guide.

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