Band of Gold (1955 song)

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"Band of Gold"
Published 1955
Composer Jack Taylor
Lyricist Bob Musel
Recorded by Don Cherry, Kit Carson, Petula Clark, Mel Carter, Mary Anderson

"Band of Gold" is a popular song, generally considered[by whom?] a traditional pop standard, with music by Jack Taylor and lyrics by Bob Musel. It was published in 1955.

The biggest hit version was recorded by Don Cherry in 1955. This version reached the top five on the pop chart in the United States. Another recording was done in 1955 by singer Kit Carson (born Liza Morrow) that reached number 17 on the Top 100, and there was also a British cover by Petula Clark.

Cherry re-recorded the song for his album, There Goes My Everything, in 1968.

Singer Mel Carter recorded the song in two different versions, once in 1965 and again in 1966. The latter version peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and went to number one on the Easy Listening chart, where it remained for two weeks in May 1966.[1]

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 49. 
  • The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition, 1996
  • The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition, 2004