Record label has " Long Play DECCA 33 1/3 RPM " at top. It has "Microgroove UNBREAKABLE at the bottom. Notes on the back of the sleeve give a short biography of Terry Gilkyson (up to 1950) but no other information about this recording. Label is dark, dark green (almost black) with gold lettering. Label has the DL 5263 and MG 1756.
Folk singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson was born in Hollywood, CA, the daughter of folk-pop singer/songwriter Terry Gilkyson (1916-1999). Her father wrote and recorded "The Cry of the Wild Goose," which Frankie Laine covered for a number one hit in 1950, as well as the 1953 Top Ten hit "Tell Me a Story" recorded by Jimmy Boyd and Laine.
Gilkyson's three children also work in the music business. Tony has played in a number of bands, including the punk rock group X, while Eliza is an accomplished singer/songwriter. Terry Gilkyson died in Austin, TX, on October 15, 1999.
Like many families in the '20s and '30s. ead Full Biography.
Terry Gilkyson was an American folk singer-songwriter who had written or co-written a lot of tunes for other artists. They include Dean Martin, the Brothers Four, Frankie Laine and Gale Storm. Their band’s full name was Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders. They only had one hit, Marianne, which went to on the Billboard Hot 100 in during the mid-50s music scene.
Terry Gilkyson is not a name that is well remembered today but his influence on pop music and folk music is significant. Terry and the members of his group, the Easy Riders, made contributions as songwriters and performers. And along the way they left us with one song that is very familiar to anyone who listened to music in the 50's. He was born Hamilton Henry Gilkyson in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania in 1916.
|A1||The Solitary Singer|
|B2||The Tick Tock Song|
|B4||Ev'ryone's Crazy 'Ceptin' Me|
- Record Company – Decca Records, Inc.
NotesRecord label has " Long Play DECCA 33 1/3 RPM " at top. It has "Microgroove UNBREAKABLE at the bottom. Notes on the back of the sleeve give a short biography of Terry Gilkyson (up to 1950) but no other information about this recording. Label is black with gold lettering. Label has the #s DL 5305 and MG 1932, MG 1933. Text(liner notes) on back cover is the same as DL 5262.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: Side 1: MG1932T2 3
- Matrix / Runout: Side 2: MG1933T1 3