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Allison Durbin - Don’t Come Any Closer (1968)

(Charles Blackwell)
Australia Australia
#16 Melbourne #28 Brisbane #3 NZ

Single on Columbia by New Zealand singer, working mainly in Australia from the mid-’60s.

Further reading: 1. Allison Durbin at Bruce Sergent’s NZ music website. 2. Allison Durbin at Wikipedia. 3. Peter Jones credits at Discogs.com.

See alsoI Have Loved Me A Man (1968), Put Your Hand In The Man (1971), Amerikan Music (1972), and her duet with Australian pop star Johnny Farnham on Baby Without You (1971).

Francoise Hardy - Ce n’est pas un reve (1965)

(Charles Blackwell - Francoise Hardy)
France France

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 [archived page].

Samantha Jones - Don’t Come Any Closer (1965)

(Charles Blackwell)
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 HarrellYou 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 ex-Vernon Girls The Breakaways (He’s A Rebel) and Breakaways member Vicki Haseman recording under her married name Vicki Brown (From The Inside).

Samantha Jones was produced by Charles Blackwell and also recorded in the US. See career summary by Bruce Eder at All Music Guide.