The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
|"The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde"|
|Single by Georgie Fame|
|B-side||"Beware of the Dog"|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Label||CBS (CBS 3124)|
|Georgie Fame singles chronology|
"The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" is a song recorded by the British rhythm and blues singer Georgie Fame. Released as a single, the song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 24 January 1968, remaining for one week. The song reached number seven in the United States later the same year.
Fame recorded the song after seeing the (then) controversial release of the now considered classic gangster film Bonnie and Clyde starring Warren Beatty (as Clyde Barrow) and Faye Dunaway (as Bonnie Parker). The song, in the style of the 1920s and 1930s, features the sounds of gun battles, car chases, and police sirens, including the climactic gun battle that takes place when both Bonnie and Clyde meet their fate. The instrumentation of the song includes a piano, banjo, drums, trumpets, trombones, and a bass.
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|UK number one single
24 January 1968
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