The Pied Piper (song)
|"The Pied Piper"|
|Single by Crispian St. Peters|
|from the album Follow Me...|
|B-side||"Sweet Dawn My True Love"|
|Released||March 8, 1966|
|Label||Decca 12359 (UK)
Jamie 1320 (US)
London 2512 (Canada)
|Writer(s)||Steve Duboff, Artie Kornfeld|
|Crispian St. Peters singles chronology|
"The Pied Piper" is a pop song written by the duo of Steve Duboff and Artie Kornfeld, who first recorded the song in 1965 as The Changin' Times. Their version reached #87 on the Billboard Hot 100. British pop singer Crispian St. Peters scored a major hit with the song during the summer of 1966 when his single went to #4 in the United States, #5 in the United Kingdom and #1 in Canada.
The song's title came from The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
- In Italy a well-known cover version was made, with the title "Bandiera gialla" ("Yellow flag"), sung by local artist Gianni Pettenati and theme of a popular radio program of that era targeted to the young people.
- Jamaican reggae duo Bob and Marcia had a Top 20 hit with their version, taking the song to UK #11 in July 1971.
- The Changin' Times, "Pied Piper" chart position Retrieved June 18, 2015.
- Songs from the Year 1966
- Library and Archives Canada. RPM 100 Week of July 18, 1966 Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- L'almanacco di Radioscrigno Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- Bob and Marcia, "Pied Piper" chart position Retrieved June 18, 2015.
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