Lenny Welch

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Lenny Welch
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Welch in 1965
Background information
Birth name Leon Welch
Born (1938-05-15) May 15, 1938 (age 76)
New York, United States
Origin Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Genres Pop music
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1950s-present
Labels Decca Records, Cadence Records, Kapp Records, Columbia Records, Mercury Records, Commonwealth United Records, Roulette Records, Atco Records, Mainstream Records, Big Tree Records
Website http://www.lennywelch.com/

Lenny Welch (born Leon Welch, May 15, 1938), is an American MOR/pop singer.

Career[edit]

He was born in New York and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey. His biggest hit, a cover version of the big band standard "Since I Fell for You," reached number 4 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1963.[1] His other hits included "Ebb Tide" in 1964, that was featured in the film Sweet Bird of Youth. He also recorded the first vocal version of "A Taste of Honey" in 1962. He also performed the theme to the 1967 CBS TV series Coronet Blue.

From his official web site: Born in New York City and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Lenny Welch was nineteen when record mogul Archie Blyer (once conductor for the Arthur Godfrey show) signed him to Cadence Records. It was the beginning of a recording career that has made Lenny known throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Lenny's recording of "Since I Fell For You" on the Cadence Label in 1964 became one of the nation's biggest records, selling over one million copies, and has been featured in several motion picture and television shows. His other hits include "You Don't Know Me", "Ebb Tide", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Two Different Worlds."

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Since I Fell for You (1963)
  • Two Different Worlds (1965)
  • Rags to Riches (1966)
  • Lenny (1967)
  • It's All About Love (2005)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Anthology (1958-1966) (1996)

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. Lenny Welch biography. Allmusic. Accessed December 30, 2007