Forgive Me
(Burt Bacharach - Hal David)
Australia 1963
#31 Sydney

Single on Festival by Sydney pop star, known as 'Australia's Little Miss Sweetheart'. Noeleen Batley (b.1944) was most popular in Sydney, where she had nine charting singles 1960-1964, but her biggest hit was Barefoot Boy, an original release that was a hit all over Australia. See also Little Treasure From Japan.

Released in 1963, on the Sydney charts January-March 1964.

On CD: Raven Records anthology The Rare Bacharach Vol. 1: 1956-1978.

Further reading: Noeleen Batley page at Milesago.
Suggestion from Terry Stacey.

Forgive Me (For Giving You Such A Bad Time)
(Burt Bacharach - Hal David)
USA 1962
Original version

Single on Kapp, produced by composer Burt Bacharach, orchestra conducted by Chuck Sagle.

Little seems to be known about Babs Tino. She also recorded the original version of Keep Away From Other Girls (1962), another Bacharach composition (lyrics by Bob Hilliard) that was covered by Helen Shapiro (1962, #40 UK).

References: Release details at Post by Mike Edwards to Spectropop November 2002 re: Helen Shapiro.
Further reading: For the full extent of the Bacharach oeuvre see, for example, the list of hit recordings and selected discography at
See also: Jeff Phillips - Baby It's You at this site.

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