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Billy Adams - Dancing In Your Eyes (1966)

(Graham Bradly - Barry Mason)
Australia Australia
#24 Brisbane #37 Perth

Single on Go!! October 1966 YouTube.

The fourth of five singles on the Go!! label 1965-66 by Billy Adams (William Tregonning), former lead singer of Melbourne band The Checkmates and a regular on The Go!! Show.

The B-side, Come Dance With Me, was one of two Eddie Quinteros songs recorded by Billy Adams. The other was Slow Down Sandy, Billy Adams's biggest hit (1965, #12 Melbourne).

Adams's version of Buddy Knox's I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself was a minor hit in Melbourne (1965, #49).

Billy Adams Go! singles discography:
 Slow Down Sandy (Quinteros)/Alone (Brite) 1965
 I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself (Knox)/Shirley Lee (Trammell) 1965
 Lookin' For Love (Orbison-Nelson)/All Time Loser (Sparks) 1966
 Dancing In Your Eyes (Bradley-Mason)/Come Dance With Me (Quinteros) 1966
 Change Your Mind/I Fall To You 1966

References: 1. Second Wave discography . 2. Milesago's Billy Adams page (citing Ian McFarlane). 3. The Go!! Show from LaurieAllen.net [archived page].

Carol Deene - Dancing In Your Eyes (1965)

(Graham Bradly - Barry Mason)
Original version

Single on Columbia April 1966 YouTube.

Yorkshire-born pop singer Carole Deene (b. Carole Carver, 1944) appeared on Be My Guest in 1961 after auditioning with the BBC, and released 15 singles 1961-1969. Four of them charted in the UK, including songs first recorded by Sue Thompson (Sad Movies 1961 #44; Norman 1962 #24) and Joanie Sommers (Johnny Get Angry 1962 #25).

According to the detailed biography at Ready Steady Girls, she ended up managing a radio station in Spain with her husband.

Barry Mason was one of the most prolific and successful songwriters of the 60s. He is mainly (but not exclusively) a lyricist, usually working in collaboration.
With Les Reed:
 • The Fortunes' Here It Comes Again (1965, #4 UK, #27 USA)
 • Engelbert Humperdink's The Last Waltz (1967, #5 UK, #31 USA) and Les Bicyclettes De Belsize (1968, #1 UK, #25 USA)
 • Tom Jones's Delilah (1968, #2 UK, #15 USA)
With Tony Macaulay:
 • Edison Lighthouse's Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (1970, #1 UK, #5 USA).

Barry Mason songs recorded in Australia include Melanie Makes Me Smile by The Strangers and She Works In A Woman's Way by Dave Allenby With Autumn (both written with Tony Macaulay).

Co-writer of Dancing in Your Eyes Graham Bradly is better known as Graham Bonney, the name he adopted on his #19 hit in the UK with Supergirl (1966, another Bradly-Mason composition) and during a long and successful career in Germany.

References, further reading: 1. Carol Deene story and discography at 45-rpm.org.uk 2. Carol Deene article at Wikipedia 3. Carol Deene page at Ready Steady Girls. 4. Carol Deene singles listed at 45Cat.com. 6. Interview with Barry Mason at songwriter.co.uk, linked from the Wikipedia article on Barry Mason.