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"Turn Around, Look at Me"
Turn Around, Look at Me - Glen Campbell.jpg
Single by Glen Campbell
B-side "Brenda"
Released October 1961
Format 7" single
Genre Folk
Length 2:35
Label Crest Records
Songwriter(s) Jerry Capehart
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
(1961)
"Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry"
(1962)

"Turn Around, Look at Me"
(1961)
"Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry"
(1962)
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
Single by Bee Gees
B-side "(Theme From) The Travels Of Jamie McPheeters"
Released October 1964
Format 7", 45rpm
Recorded September 1964
Festival Studio, Sydney, Australia
Genre Folk, pop, country
Length 2:16
Label Leedon
Songwriter(s) Jerry Capehart
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Claustrophobia"
(1964)
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
(1964)
"Every Day I Have To Cry"
(1965)

"Claustrophobia"
(1964)
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
(1964)
"Every Day I Have To Cry"
(1965)
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
Turn Around, Look at Me.jpg
Single by The Vogues
from the album Turn Around, Look at Me
B-side "Then"
Released June 1968
Format 7" single
Length 2:33
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Jerry Capehart
Producer(s) Dick Glasser
The Vogues singles chronology
"That's the Tune"
(1966)
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
(1968)
"My Special Angel"
(1968)

"That's the Tune"
(1966)
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
(1968)
"My Special Angel"
(1968)

"Turn Around, Look at Me" is a song written by Jerry Capehart.

In 1961, Glen Campbell released his version as a single. This was his first song to chart in the United States, hitting #62 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and #15 on the Adult Contemporary chart. This version included session drummer Earl Palmer on drums.[2] .

The Lettermen's version[edit]

In 1962, The Lettermen released their version as a single. It made it to #5 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, but the b-side of the single, "How Is Julie?," became the bigger hit.

Bee Gees' version[edit]

In 1964, while Bee Gees were still in Australia, they released a version of the song which did not chart.[3] It is also their fifth single, and was credited to "Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees".[4] It was also included on the group's 1967 mop-up compilation Turn Around, Look at Us and the 1998 anthology of their Australian recordings Brilliant from Birth.[5]

Personnel[edit]

  • Barry Gibb — lead vocals
  • Robin Gibb — harmony and backing vocals
  • Maurice Gibb — harmony and backing vocals
  • Uncredited musicians — guitar, bass, drums, orchestra, chorus

The Vogues' version[edit]

In 1968, The Vogues released their remake as a single. This version was by far the most successful, reaching #7 on the Hot 100[6] and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[7]

Chart history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glen Campbell charting singles Retrieved 09-18-11.
  2. ^ Scherman, Tony, Backbeat: The Earl Palmer Story, forward by Wynton Marsalis, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1999 p. 175
  3. ^ The Bee Gees, Spicks & Specks: 26 Songs from the Early Days Retrieved 09-18-11.
  4. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1964". 
  5. ^ Discogs.com. "Bee Gees - Brilliant from Birth". 
  6. ^ The Vogues charting singles Retrieved 09-18-11.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 251. 
  8. ^ a b "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  9. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  10. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 8/31/68". Tropicalglen.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1968/Top 100 Songs of 1968". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1968". Tropicalglen.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018.