Broken Wings (1953 song)

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"Broken Wings" is a popular song, written by John Jerome and Bernard Gunn.[1]

Probably the best-known version of the song was produced by Dick Rowe and recorded in the UK by The Stargazers in 1953. It was the first record by any British act to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart,[1] and was the first of two number-one UK hits for the group, the other being "I See the Moon" a year later.

Cover Versions[edit]

Two other versions also entered the UK chart in February 1953, the original recording by Art and Dotty Todd (peaking at number 6), and the other by Dickie Valentine (reaching number 12).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 8. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
Preceded by
"She Wears Red Feathers" by Guy Mitchell
UK Singles Chart number-one single (The Stargazers version)
10 April 1953
Succeeded by
"(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" by Lita Roza