Pop Archives

Colin Cook & The Strangers - Heart (1964)

(Barry Mann - Cynthia Weil)
Australia Australia
#8 Melbourne

Single on W&G, also on the album Colin Cook and The Strangers.

Melbourne singer-saxophonist Colin Cook had been in The Sapphires and The Thunderbirds before going solo.

Colin Cook was on the Melbourne charts seven times 1963-66, notably with It's Up To You (#9 1963, the Ricky Nelson song), Heart (#8 1964), Blue Ribbon Baby (#15 1965) and Well, Don't You Know (#10 1965), all on W&G. He recorded with The Strangers at W&G, including on the LP Colin Cook and the Strangers (1964). His last single on the Melbourne charts was Pocketful Of Rainbows on Clarion in 1967.

From the late 60s until the early 80s Colin Cook worked variously in the UK, including time in the London casts of Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar and in The Jealous Guys, a band largely made up of Australian expats.

Reference: Ian McFarlane, Encyclopedia of Australian Rock & Pop.
Listen: Colin Cook audio, including Heart, at MPH.

Rita Pavone - Heart (1966)

(Barry Mann - Cynthia Weil)
#27 UK

Also recorded by Rita Pavone in Italian as Cuore (1963, lyrics by Carlo Rossi).

Wayne Newton - Heart (1963)

(Barry Mann - Cynthia Weil)

Single on Capitol.

Kenny Chandler - Heart! (I Hear You Beating) (1963)

(Barry Mann - Cynthia Weil)
Original version

Single on Laurie #3158, arranged & conducted by Glen Stuart.

Songwriters Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil were amongst the most prolific and successful of the 1960s. To get an idea of their output, browse Hiroto Yanagida's Barry Mann discography at his Magic Town site.

Kenny Chandler also recorded another song called Heart on Epic in 1966. That Heart is a Clark-Aber-Hatch composition, recorded by Petula Clark and, in Australia, by Lynne Randell.

Lynne Randell - Heart (1966)

(Petula Clark - Georges Aber - Tony Hatch)
Australia Australia
Red herring
#15 Melbourne #24 Brisbane #39 Perth


See Lynne RandellHeart for song history.