*Some issues of Normie Rowe’s version give ‘Webster-King’ as the writing credit, but that appears to be out of confusion with a Bobby Darin song of the same name.
Melbourne singer Normie Rowe became Australia’s top teen idol of the late 60s and the star of Ivan Dayman’s Sunshine label. He had a string of hits in Australia from 1965, recorded four singles in London, toured Britain and America, and even inspired a tribute song, Norman-Normie. After he was conscripted to serve in Vietnam he never regained his earlier ‘King of Pop‘ status, but he re-established himself as a respected performer, especially on stage, starring in such productions as Les Miserables and Annie.
Single on Wand label, from 1962 album Any Day Now, arranged by Alan Lorber & Paul Griffin, produced by Luther Dixon.
Along with Rudy Lewis of the Drifters, Chuck Jackson was surely one of the definitive voices of Bacharach & David’s early period. – Mick Patrick & Malcolm Baumgart
Similar title but not the same song as 'The Breaking Point' by Normie Rowe.
See The Chantinos – Breaking Point for more about the song and this Sydney group.
Same title but not the same song as 'The Breaking Point' by Normie Rowe.
Single on Atlantic. Some issues of Normie Rowe's The Breaking Point (also from 1966, a remake of Chuck Jackson's 1961 track) credit King and Webster as writers, but this is a different song, copyright 1964 (US Copyright Office).
Thanks to Jeff Smith for the Red Herring alert.