FlinterFile: The Walker Brothers- The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
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 1966, bob crewe, bob gaudio, FlinterFiles Song Archive, frankie valli, hit, Music, number 1, ronnie cray, sixties, the sun ain't gonna shine anymore, the walker brothers, wall of sound. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.