Lost Gold–Gale Garnett–“WE’LL SING IN THE SUNSHINE”

Hello, thanks for stopping by today.  Gale Garnett was born on July 17, 1942 in Auckland, New Zealand. She made he singing debut in 1960 while at the same time pursuing an acting career.  She acted in several movies and TV shows.

On August 8, 1964 Gale made her Billboard Hot 100 chart debut with her big hit “WE’LL SING IN THE SUNSHINE”, on the RCA Victor record label.  Her record made its way up the chart, peaking at #4.  Gale also crossed over to the Adult Contemporary singles chart and held the #1 position on the chart for 6 weeks.  She was on the Billboard Country chart for 3 weeks and peaked at #43.  “We’ll Sing In The Sunshine” was her original composition.  She won a Grammy Award for Best Folk Recording in 1965.  With the huge success of “We’ll Sing In The Sunshine” came her debut album, “MY KIND OF FOLK SONGS”.

Her follow-up record “LOVIN’ PLACE” made its chart debut in December of 1964 but did not reach the heights of “We’ll Sing In The Sunshine”.  Gale’s record peaked at #54 on the Hot 100 and remained on the chart for 9 weeks.  After “Lovin Place”, she would not have another Hot 100 hit.

Although the hit records have stopped, she has not.  Gale has since carved out a career as a writer and actress.  You can still hear the song she will for ever be linked to, “We’ll Sing In The Sunshine” on oldies radio.  I remember making the drive from Little Creek, Virginia to Rochester, New York in 1964, when I was in the U.S. Navy.  Somehow the drive seemed a little shorter when her song was being played on the radio.  Her solid gold recording still packs the dance floors at all the dances and parties I spin the tunes at.  Thanks for making the drive a little shorter, Gale.

Till the next time—Joe

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TRIVIA TEASER-74

Hello,  The answer to yesterday’s Trivia Teaser question is:  HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL, starring Richard Boone is the TV series Duane Eddy’s hit record “THE BALLAD OF PALADIN” is from.

Today’s question is:  In 1955 The Moonglows charted a #1 hit record on the Billboard R&B chart and a #20 hit on the pop chart.  Can you name this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame song?

Leave your answer in the comment box or check back tomorrow for the answer.

Till the next time—Joe