Blue Guitar

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"Blue Guitar"
Single by Richard Chamberlain
from the album Twilight of Honor
B-side "They Long to Be Close to You"
Released 1963
Format 7" single
Length 2:51
Label MGM
Songwriter(s) Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Richard Chamberlain singles chronology
"I Will Love You"
"Blue Guitar"
"Rome Will Never Leave You"

"Blue Guitar" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. In 1963, Richard Chamberlain released it as the lead single from his album Twilight of Honor. It was a No. 12 hit on the Easy Listening chart and reached No. 42 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Chamberlain's single is also notable for its B-side, another Bacharach-David composition entitled "They Long to Be Close to You." This is the original version of the song that became a number-one hit for the Carpenters in 1970.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 51.