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Sunday, 28 October 2012

The Four Lads - Put a Light in the Window



On this day October 28, 1957 at Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City, the Four Lads recorded "Put A Light In The Window."


 










 

 
The Four Lads is a male singing quartet from Canada that enjoyed major success in the 1950s. In 1950 they were recruited by Mitch Miller to do backup for some of the artists he recorded. Johnnie Ray became a major star in 1951 with "Cry" and "The Little White Cloud That Cried" with The Four Lads backup. Their first hit single was "The Mocking Bird" released in 1952. In 1953 they made their first gold record "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)", which established them as major stars. Their most famous hits were "Moments to Remember" in 1955 followed by "Standin' on the Corner". "Put A Light In The Window" (written by Kenny Jacobson and Rhoda Roberts) was their last major hit and reached #8 on the  Billboard Hot 100 in December 1957. B-side is "The Things We Did Last Summer".

In the UK, this song charted at #25 for the King Brothers in February 1958.  



The  Four Lads is a male singing quartet from Canada that enjoyed major success in the 1950s. In 1950 they were recruited by Mitch Miller to do backup for some of the artists he recorded. Johnnie Ray became a major star in 1951 with "Cry" and "The Little White Cloud That Cried" with The Four Lads backup. Their first hit single was "The Mocking Bird" released in 1952. In 1953 they made their first gold record "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)", which established them as major stars. Their most famous hits were "Moments to Remember" in 1955 followed by "Standin' on the Corner". "Put A Light In The Window" (written by Kenny Jacobson and Rhoda Roberts) was their last major hit and reached #8 on the  Billboard Hot 100 in December 1957. (Info YuTube)

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