Alan Klein

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Alan Klein
Birth name Alan Charles Klein
Born (1940-06-29) 29 June 1940 (age 76)
Clerkenwell, London, England
Genres Pop music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1960s–present
Labels Decca, Parlophone, Oriole
Associated acts The New Vaudeville Band

Alan Klein (born Alan Charles Klein, 29 June 1940, Clerkenwell, London)[1] is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He wrote the soundtrack for the stage play and film, What a Crazy World (1963).[1][2] In 1964, he released his only solo album, Well At Least It's British, that was re-released in 2008 by RPM Records.[3]

Many of his recordings were made with the record producer, Joe Meek.[1]

In 1966 he went on tour as lead vocalist of The New Vaudeville Band.[1]

Writing credits[edit]

  • 1962 "What a Crazy World We're Living In" - Recorded by Joe Brown and the Bruvvers. Piccadilly 7N35024
  • 1962 "My Very First Love" - Recorded by Ronnie Hall on Piccadilly 7N35040
  • 1962 "A Lay-Abouts Lament" - Recorded by Joe Brown and the Bruvvers on Piccadilly 7N35047
  • 1662 "At Times Like These" - Recorded by Ricky Valance on Columbia DB4787
  • 1963 "Sally Ann" - Recorded by Freddie and the Dreamers on Columbia SEG8287 EP
  • 1963 "Our Streets Annual Outing" - Recorded by The Bachelors on Decca LK4519 LP
  • 1963 "Save Your Love For Me" - Recorded by Marty Wilde on Columbia DB7145
  • 1963 "Sally Ann" - Recorded by Joe Brown and the Bruvvers on Piccadilly 7N35138
  • 1963 "Come Back When You're Ready" - Co-written with J. Duncan, and recorded by Freddie and the Dreamers on Columbia DB7214
  • 1964 "I'm A Dreamer" - Recorded by Donald Peers on Columbia DB7226
  • 1964 "As Long As You Love Me A Little" - Recorded by Donald Peers on Columbia DB7299
  • 1964 "Big Talk From A Little Man" - Recorded by Don Charles on HMV POP1332
  • 1965 "I Would Give All" - Co-written with John McLeod, and recorded by The Harbour Lites on HMV POP1465
  • 1965 "I'll See You Around" - Recorded by John Mantell on CBS201783
  • 1966 "I Just Can't Fool My Heart" - Recorded by Danny Storm on Piccadilly 7N35091
  • 1966 "It Ain't Worth The Lonely Road Back" - Recorded by Pozo Seco Singers on Columbia (US) 4-43636
  • 1966 "Little Ray Of Sunshine" - Recorded by Joe Brown on Pye 7N17135

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1962 "Striped Purple Shirt" – Written and recorded by Klein on Oriole 45 CB1719 (A Side)
  • 1962 "Three Coins In The Sewer" – Written and recorded by Klein on Oriole 45 CB1737 (A Side)
  • 1962 "Danger Ahead" – Written by J. Francis and recorded by Klein on Oriole 45 CB1737 (B Side)
  • 1965 "It Ain't Worth The Lonely Road Back" – Written and recorded by Klein on Parlophone R5292 (A Side)
  • 1965 "I've Cried So Many Tears" - Written and recorded by Klein on Parlophone R5292 (B Side)
  • 1965 "Age Of Corruption" – Written and recorded by Klein on Parlophone R5370 (A Side)
  • 1965 "I'm Counting On You" – Written and recorded by Klein on Parlophone R5370 (B Side)
  • 1969 "Honey Pie" – Written by Lennon and McCartney, recorded by Klein on Page One POF119 (A Side)
  • 1969 "You Turned A Nightmare Into A Dream" – Written and recorded by Klein on Page One POPF119 (B Side)
  • 1970 "Dinner's In The Ice Box" – Written and recorded by Klein on Decca F13033 (A Side)
  • 1970 "Here I Am, There You Are" – Written and recorded by Klein on Decca F13033 (B Side)
  • 1970 "Nothing Like A Long Gone Man" – Written and recorded by Klein on Decca F13091 (A Side)
  • 1970 "Dreams of Youth" – Written and recorded by Klein on Decca F13091 (B Side)

"Honey Pie/You Turned A Nightmare Into A Dream" was also released in the USA, under the pseudonym "Earl of Cricklewood" (Page One 21,021, March 1969). [4]

Albums[edit]

  • 1964 Well At Least It's British - Written and recorded by Klein on Decca[5]

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