Kathy Linden

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Kathy Linden (born 1938), is an American pop singer from Moorestown Township, New Jersey. She grew up in Burlington, New Jersey.

Linden scored two big hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 late in the 1950s. The first was "Billy", a song originally written in 1911; it hit number seven in 1958.[1] The second was "Goodbye Jimmy, Goodbye", a song written by a radio program director named Jack Vaughn; it rose to number eleven in 1959.[1] Both singles were released on Felsted Records and featured Joe Leahy's backing orchestra. Linden was known for having a breathy, child-like voice, even as a married woman in her 20's.



Year Album Record label
1958 That Certain Boy Felsted Records


Year Title Peak chart
Record Label B-side Album
1957 "It's Just My Luck To Be Fifteen" National Records "The Touch Of Love"
1958 "Billy" 7 Felsted Records "If I Could Hold You in My Arms" That Certain Boy
"You'd Be Surprised" 50 "Why Oh Why"
"Oh Johnny, Oh!" "Georgie"
1959 "Kissin' Conversation" "Just a Sandy Haired Boy Called Sandy"
"Somebody Loves You" "You Walked Into My Life"
"Goodbye Jimmy, Goodbye" 11 "Heartaches At Sweet Sixteen"
"You Don't Know Girls" 92 "So Close To My Heart"
"Mary Lou Wilson And Johnny Brown" "Think Love"
1960 "Allentown Jail" Monument Records "That's What Love Is"
"Midnight" "The Willow Weeps"
"Take Me Home (To My Lover)" "We Had Words"
1961 "Take Me Home, Jimmy" "So In Love (With You)"
"Put This Ring On My Finger" RPC Records "Billy Is My Boyfriend"
1962 "Remember Me (To Jimmy)" Capitol Records "Beautiful Brown Eyes"
"There'll Always Be Sadness" "Words"
"If You Really Love Me (Take Me Home)" "Jimmy"


  1. ^ a b Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000

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