played in heavy rotation on WSBA York in the
summer of 1965 and was one of my favorites.
ruined “Unchained Melody” for me. It happened
in 1990 when the love song became the theme of
the movie blockbuster Ghost and suffered a bad
case of media overexposure. The ghostly tie-in
corrupted my original memory of the song.
Before Ghost, "Unchained Melody"
in my backyard pool listening
to the radio.
that turned into hits for Phil Spector's
recording acts. Greenwich and Barry
penned and produced some of the
best records of the 60s and helped
the female vocals for the Raindrops, a group that
she and husband Jeff fabricated to release singles
of the Walker Brothers hit "The Sun Ain't Gonna
Shine Anymore" recorded by an obscure
girl group called The Little Bits.
and dynamic Spector style production,
"Nobody's Girl" had the potential to
become a major girl group style hit.
Instead, it missed the Hot 100 and
didn't even make a dent in the
Bubbling Under chart. Listen
to this lost nugget and you'll
wonder why Karen Kelly
never became a star.
treatment. He recorded the backing track twice
with the overdub slightly off speed, producing the
effect of a full orchestra. It marked the first time
the technique was used on a recording in Sweden.
and coming soon.