In the Beginning (1954 song)

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"In the Beginning" is a popular song, by Dorcas Cochran, Kay Twomey, Ben Weisman, and Fred Wise. The lyrics commence: "In the Beginning the Lord made the earth...".

It was recorded by Frankie Laine in December, 1954 and released by Columbia as catalog number 40378, the flip side being "Old Shoes." Although the song did not chart in the United States, it reached #20 on the United Kingdom charts on March 5, 1955. The UK release was by Philips Records as catalog number PB 311 B (flip side of "Rain, Rain, Rain").[1]


  1. ^ Billboard - Nov 27, 1954 - Page 36 FRANKIE LAINE In the Beginning 81 COLUMBIA 40378— Laine turns in a mighty impressive performance here on a new religioso effort in the vein of his "I Believe." He sells it with intense feeling, and he is , and he is supported warmly by a chorus and ork. This could be a big one for the chanter. (Hill & Range, BMI) Old Shoes 76' Laine sells this nostalgic effort, smoothly backed by the Paul Weston ork.."