FlinterFile: The Walker Brothers- The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore

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In 1966, the Walker Brothers covered a song by Frankie Valli.The song was written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio (member of the Four Seasons) and became a very small hit for Frankie Valli solo. They wrote it on a rainy day, both feeling a bit depressed, and the words came out easily. Though it is about the loss of love, it is regarded as a death song in the UK, because of a shooting incident mid sixties. The gangster Ronnie Cray shot his rival in a bar, when this song was playing. The bullet hit the jukebox and made the single repeat ‘the sun ain’t gonna shine anymore’. The Walker Brothers recorded the song with a Wall of Sound-like technique from Phil Spector, making it a number 13 hit in the US and number 1 in the UK. Enjoy

The Walker Brothers- The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore

Posted on July 6, 2016, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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