Showing posts with label Johnny Tillotson. Show all posts
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Dec 3, 2016

Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion on Hits Of The 60s (1960)

"Poetry in Motion" is a UK number-one hit single in 1961, recorded amongst others by Johnny Tillotson.

The song was written by Paul Kaufman (1930–1999) and Mike Anthony (born 1930), who said that the inspiration for it came from looking up from their work and seeing a procession of young ladies from a nearby school pass by on the sidewalk outside each afternoon. Bill Porter supervised the recording session in Nashville, Tennessee, which featured saxophonist Boots Randolph and pianist Floyd Cramer. An alternative version, with King Curtis on saxophone, was recorded some weeks earlier and published by Bear Family Records in 2011.

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In the US Billboard Hot 100, "Poetry in Motion" peaked at number 2 in November 1960; in the UK Singles Chart it hit No. 1 in January 1961, and also made the charts on reissue in 1979.

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