Gone (Ferlin Husky song)

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"Gone"
Single by Ferlin Husky
from the album Gone
Released 1957
Length 2:17
Writer(s) Smokey Rogers
Ferlin Husky singles chronology
"I'll Baby Sit with You"
(1955)
"Gone"
(1957)
"A Fallen Star"
(1957)

"Gone" is a 1957 single by Ferlin Husky written by Smokey Rogers. The song was Ferlin Husky's second No. 1 on the country chart, where it stayed at the top for ten weeks with a total of 27 weeks on the charts. The vocal backing on the song was provided by the Jordanaires with soprano Millie Kirkham. [1] "Gone" also crossed over to the Hot 100 peaking at No. 4.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1972, Joey Heatherton peaked at #24 on the Hot 100 with her version of the song[3]
  • In 1980, Ronnie McDowell hit the Top 40 on the country charts with his version of the song
  • The Fleetwoods released a cover version of the song which can be found on their 1993 greatest hits album, Come Softly to Me: The Very Best of the Fleetwoods

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 166. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 297. 
  3. ^ Joey Heatherton, "Gone" Chart Position Retrieved April 11, 2012.

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Preceded by
"Young Love" by Sonny James
C&W Best Seller in Stores
number-one single

April 6, 1957
Succeeded by
"A White Sport Coat" by Marty Robbins
Preceded by
"Crazy Arms"
by Ray Price
Billboard C&W Best Seller in Stores
number-one single of the year

1957
Succeeded by
"Oh Lonesome Me"
by Don Gibson