Thursday, June 29, 2017

1964: Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

It's been several months since the last SixtySongs entry, but things should be back on track now (he said, knocking on wood). As I note in my introduction on the video, we're entering a period where I will be doing two songs to represent each year. So this is the first of two songs from 1964, and it's a great one!

Gerry and the Pacemakers are commonly characterized as a Merseybeat group prominent in the 1960's. They were responsible for hits such as "Ferry 'Cross the Mersey", "How Do You Do It?", and this song.

Like "Ferry 'Cross the Mersey" (but unlike some of their previous hits), "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" was written by Gerry Marsden with other members of the Pacemakers.

I love it because it acknowledges the need to grieve for lost love, as it also reminds us that the sun will rise again, and we will have additional opportunities for happiness.

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Until next time ... but not next year ... thank you for listening!

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