What was Number One this week in 1964?

Roy Orbison
image credit: By Jac. de Nijs / Anefo (Nationaal Archief) via Wikimedia Commons

Top of the Pops started in 1964 and this week Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over” was Number One.

“It’s Over” knocked Cilla Black and “You’re My World” from the top spot which she’d held for four weeks.

Roy only stayed at Number One for a couple of weeks. I didn’t like the song at all and was delighted when The Animals knocked him out with “House of the Rising Sun”.

Many years later (after seeing the film of “Pretty Woman”) I re-discovered Roy Orbison and bought a compilation CD of all his most popular songs. The BBC did a brilliant docu-biog of Roy Orbison which unfortunately isn’t available to view at the moment but is well worth watching if it comes back on iPlayer.

This version of “Pretty Woman” has had over 23 million well deserved views. Love it!

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