BEV HARRELL
Come On Over To Our Place
(Barry Mann - Cynthia Weil)
Australia 1967
#25 Sydney #27 Brisbane #14 Adelaide #36 Perth

Single on HMV by singer from Adelaide, based in Melbourne. Produced by David Mackay

Double-sided hit in Adelaide and Perth with You Don't Love Me No More.

Bev Harrell started singing as a six-year-old on a children's radio talent show in Adelaide. As a teenager she guested with live bands, and joined a new line-up of The Clefs as joint lead singer with Barrie McAskill, with the great Tweed Harris on keyboards. Harrell stayed in Adelaide when the band moved away to Melbourne, but she did eventually go professional and move to Melbourne. By then she was managed by her boyfriend Daryl Sambell who would later manage Johnny Farnham's early career.

After moving to Melbourne, she was seen on the current TV pop shows and was signed to EMI Records. As well as achieving a national hit with her first single What Am I Doing Here With You (1967), she also charted with Come On Over To My PlaceYou Don't Love Me No More (1967) and One In A Million (1968). She released her first album This Is Bev in 1967. Bev Harrell's career lasted well beyond the 60s, into the 70s and on to the new century. Follow the links below to fill in the full story.

Further reading: 1. Bev Harrell biography at Milesago which I have drawn on heavily above. 2. Bev Harrell: official site at bevharrell.com.au  3. The Clefs history at  Barrie & Jan McAskill's website. 4. "Won with First Disc": Bev Harrell profile in Australian Women's Weekly, 9 August 1967, archived facsimile at Trove.nla.gov.au

THE DRIFTERS
Come On Over To My Place
(Barry Mann - Cynthia Weil)
USA 1965
Original version
#40 UK

Note title change, my to our in Bev Harrell's version.

Reissued in UK in 1972 and charted again, peaking at #9.

Buy At Sanity.com.au

Another Australian single on Sunshine label by Tony Shepp, Come On Over To My Place (1966), is presumably the same song.

 

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