In My Room
(Johnny Farnham)
Australia 1967

Original version

B-side of Sadie The Cleaning Lady, the best-selling Australian single of the 60s.

Johnny Farnham compositions weren't common in his repertoire, but they weren't unheard of: he also wrote Two (1968, the B-side of Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head) and What Can I Do (1969, on Looking Through A Tear).

In My Room
(Gary Usher - Brian Wilson)
USA 1963
Red herring
#23 USA

Same title but not the same song as 'In My Room' by Johnny Farnham.

Single on Capitol, B-side of Be True To Your School (#6 USA).

Later versions:

In My Room
(Johnny Farnham)
Netherlands 1968
Later version

Track on Imperial album The Cats, produced by Klaas Leyen. The Cats were a popular 60s and 70s band from Volendam, initially known as The Mystic Four and The Blue Cats

This wasn't the only Australian song covered by The Cats: they had a #3 hit in The Netherlands with their version of Kevin Johnson's Rock And Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life).

References, further reading: 1. Wikipedia entry on The Cats. 2. Cats discography at All Music Guide. 3. Album listing at 4. The Cats - In My Room at 5. Cats site at (in Dutch).

Suggestion from Jan Baart.

Corrections or comments? Contact the writer.