The Walls Fell Down

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"The Walls Fell Down"
Themarblesthewallsfelldown.jpg
Single by The Marbles
B-side "Love You"
Released March 1969 (1969-03)
Format 7" single, 45rpm single
Recorded 10 January 1969
IBC Studios, London
Genre Baroque pop, psychedelic pop
Length 3:02
Label Polydor (UK)
Cotillion (US)
Songwriter(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robert Stigwood
The Marbles singles chronology
"Only One Woman"
(1968)
"The Walls Fell Down"
(1969)
"I Can't See Nobody"
(1969)

"Only One Woman"
(1968)
The Walls Fell Down
(1969)
"I Can't See Nobody"
(1969)

"The Walls Fell Down" is a second single by the English rock duo The Marbles, Lead vocals by Graham Bonnet it was released in March 1969, and it was written and produced by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, of the Bee Gees, and was also produced by Robert Stigwood, it was recorded as a follow-up to "Only One Woman" but did not repeat the success of the previous single.

"The Walls Fell Down" was recorded on 10 January 1969 with other Gibb brothers-penned tracks "Love You" and "Little Boy". An instrumental work by three members of Bee Gees: Barry and Maurice Gibb, and drummer Colin Petersen. It reached #28 in the United Kingdom, but in the Netherlands it reached #3. There is a promotional video for this song.[1]

A French TV performance of "The Walls Fell Down" was televised on 192TV.[2] The song's original music video features Bonnet with a Gibson SG and Gordon with an acoustic guitar and was televised on a Dutch television.[3]

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[4] 92
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1969". Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Marbles - The walls fell down ( Rare Original Footage French TV 1969 High Quality )". YouTube. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "MARBLES The Walls Fell Down -Musicvideo-". YouTube. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Songs Written by the Gibb Family on the International Charts" (PDF). brothersgibb.org. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Marbles - The Walls Fell Down". Dutch Charts. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Marbles - Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 January 2015.