Below are 2 further examples from the early 60s:
Dance On - The Shadows 1962 / Kathy Kirby 1963
British songstress Kathy Kirby, who had already taken her version of Doris Day's 'Secret Love' into the UK charts, was the one to benefit from the lyricised version of The Shadows No.1. The song was written by members of the UK vocal group The Avons, who had previously hit No.3 in the British charts with their take on '7 Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat', an American hit for Paul Evans.
Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk 1962 / Andy Williams 1962
Jazzman Acker Bilk's haunting clarinet delivery of his own composition spent over a year in the UK charts without actually making No.1. UK songwriter/music publisher Robert Mellin then added lyrics, and it was recorded by Andy Williams (and also by The Drifters).
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