Lenny Welch

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Lenny Welch
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Welch in 1965
Background information
Birth name Leon Welch
Born (1938-05-31) May 31, 1938 (age 78)
New York, United States
Origin Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Genres Pop music
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1950s-present
Labels Decca Records, Cadence Records, Kapp Records, Columbia Records, Mercury Records, Commonwealth United Records, Roulette Records, Atco Records, Mainstream Records, Big Tree Records
Website http://www.lennywelch.com/

Lenny Welch (born Leon Welch, May 31, 1938), is an American MOR/pop singer.


He was born in New York and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey. His biggest hit, a cover version of the big band standard "Since I Fell for You," reached number 4 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1963.[1] His other hits included "Ebb Tide" in 1964, that was featured in the film Sweet Bird of Youth. He also recorded the first vocal version of "A Taste of Honey" in 1962. He also performed the theme to the 1967 CBS TV series Coronet Blue.

From his official web site: Born in New York City and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Lenny Welch was nineteen when record mogul Archie Blyer (once conductor for the Arthur Godfrey show) signed him to Cadence Records. It was the beginning of a recording career that has made Lenny known throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Lenny's recording of "Since I Fell For You" on the Cadence Label in 1964 became one of the nation's biggest records, selling over one million copies, and has been featured in several motion picture and television shows. His other hits include "You Don't Know Me", "Ebb Tide", "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" and "Two Different Worlds." "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," originally written and recorded by Neil Sedaka as a bubblegum pop song, was a song Welch transformed into a slow ballad. Sedaka was so impressed with the cover that he himself recorded it in Welch's style; Welch's version hit the top 40, and Sedaka's reached the top 10.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Since I Fell for You (1963) (US #73)
  • Two Different Worlds (1965)
  • Rags to Riches (1966)
  • Lenny (1967)
  • It's All About Love (2005)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Anthology (1958-1966) (1996)


Year Title Chart positions
1960 "You Don’t Know Me" 45 28
1963 "Since I Fell for You" 4 3
1964 "Ebb Tide" 25 6 7
"If You See My Love" 92 43
1965 "Darling Take Me Back" 72 23
"Two Different Worlds" 61 6
"Run to My Loving Arms" 96
1966 "Rags to Riches" 102
1967 "Since I Fell For You" (re-release) 134
"The Right to Cry" 128
1968 "Darling Stay with Me" 112
1970 "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" 34 8 27
"To Be Loved/Glory of Love" 110
1972 "A Sunday Kind of Love" 96 21
1973 "Since I Don't Have You" 25 92
1974 "Eyewitness News" 71


  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. Lenny Welch biography. Allmusic. Accessed December 30, 2007