Single on W&G, charted late November 1964.
Johnny Chester: Melbourne singer, guitarist and songwriter who started out with the Chessmen in the late 50s, performing at dances he organised in the northern suburbs. Signed to Melbourne’s W&G label, he had a number of Top 10 hits in Melbourne from 1961: see, for example, Shakin’ All Over, one of his early hits (1962, #4 Melbourne), and Shame And Scandal (In The Family) (1972, #1 Melbourne, also #2 Brisbane #2 Perth).
Chester – "Chess" to his fans – became a disc jockey with Top 40 station 3UZ in 1966. He has also hosted TV shows and broadcast on Radio Australia. He built a successful national career in country music from the 1970s: he was Male Vocalist of The Year for three years in a row in the Country Music Awards (The Golden Guitars) 1981-1983. More recently he wrote Rebound: The Musical for the stage.
Further reading: Johnny Chester’s website.
Terry Black (1949-2009) was a Canadian singer from Vancouver who moved to Hollywood in 1966.
This was Track 1 on Black's album The Black Plague, also released as a single. Sloan and Barri wrote and produced many of the songs on the album, including this one and Say It Again, covered in Australia by Ray Brown (1965, #1 Sydney).
See the Terry Black page at the P.F. Sloan website which includes P.F. Sloan's comments on working with Terry Black.
P. F. Sloan & Steve Barri's compositions include Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers) and A Must To Avoid (Herman's Hermit's). They wrote What Am I Doing Here With You, recorded in Australia by Bev Harrell.
P.F. Sloan's best-known composition is probably Eve Of Destruction (Barry Maguire), and he also wrote, for example, Take Me For What I'm Worth (The Searchers).
Further reading: Discographies and background at the P.F. Sloan website.
Single on Tartan by Bobby Curtola (1943-2016), billed as Canada's Rock And Roll Legend. Produced by his regular producers and songwriters Basil & Dyer Hurdon.
Curtola had twelve Top 10 songs in Canada 1960-1965, all on Tartan. Some discographies date this as 1969, the year of its release in the US on King.
Track on My Heart Still Remembers by Canadian country singer.