The first of Francis's three US No. In her autobiography Who's Sorry Now? Francis continued that Germany's most popular singer, Freddy Quinnoften sold two to three million records per song, equivalent to about twelve million in the United States. Using this as the basis for her April recording, "Everybody's Somebody's Fool", which had initially been written as a ballad, Francis convinced the songwriters to speed up the song's tempo and revive the innovative drum rhythm from Guy Mitchell's hit recording " Heartaches by the Number ", which had been a No.
Although "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" became her first No. Veteran lyricist Ralph Maria Siegel penned a set of German lyrics, named "Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel" which translates to "Love is a strange game"which was subsequently recorded by several artists already established on the German market such as Siw Malmkvist — self-harmonizing as the Jolly Sisters — or the Honey Twins a German duo despite their English name.
When these versions also failed to score as hits, Francis decided to record the song in German herself contrary to her producers' wishes who had advised against it despite the fact that Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites had been such a huge success and she was currently planning a second Italian album as well as a Spanish album and an album in Hebrew and Yiddish. But Francis insisted on a German version of her own, and after some further friction between Francis herself, her producers and the managers of MGM Records, "Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel" was recorded in June with producer Arnold Maxin.
When the recording was finished, MGM producers on both sides of the Atlantic renewed their doubts in the song. They believed the release would mean "career suicide"  for Francis in Europe. However, Francis's unusual contract with MGM Records guaranteed her unlimited control over the release of her recorded material, and she persisted.
When executives of Polydordistribution partner of MGM Records in Germany, pointed out that German listeners wouldn't be able to understand Francis' vocals during the first verse for the lack of correct pronunciation, Francis agreed to delete the first verse from the recording. After that, "Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel" was finally released in an edited version.
The song peaked at No. Contrary to popular belief, Francis did not record any further foreign language versions of "Everybody's Somebody's Fool"; the German version is the only one recorded by herself although other artists have recorded further cover versions in various languages such as Portuguese, Swedish, or even Finnish. The B-side of the single was "Robot Man" which had been a No.
Since it was an English-language recording, German audiences took almost no notice of it. However, The Crocked Monsieurs - Somebodys Fool (CDr) Crocker was basically custom built, and few are alike. For example, The Crocked Monsieurs - Somebodys Fool (CDr) are at least four different The Crocked Monsieurs - Somebodys Fool (CDr) of the original hemi-head, and five different parallel-valve top ends.
The crankcases were heavy aluminum alloy and the cast iron cylinders were so thick that although Crockers were designed as a 61ci 1,cc with a bore of 3. A Crocker motorcycle can be built up to 90ci 1,cc through a combination of boring and stroking. The first Crocker motorcycles were hemi-heads with cylinders similar to the speedway machines. Although fast, they leaked oil and developed cracks in the heads after hard use. InCrocker introduced redesigned heads with the valves positioned vertically over the piston.
Here's a video tribute to Crocker motorcycles:. This was probably a blessing in disguise, since it cost so much to build each bike that he made little to no profit.
When the war ended, he decided not to return to the motorcycle industry. Crockers were not mass produced, and estimates of how many were made range from 61 to road machines, with many experts agreeing on 75 complete motorcycles manufactured.
And had it not been for Elmo Looper and Ernie Skelton, there would probably be few left. The brand itself was reincarnated in as the new Crocker Motorcycle Company. Special thanks to Chuck Vernon and the late Ernie Skelton, who is sorely missed by all.
No Richard, the interview was with only one The Crocked Monsieurs - Somebodys Fool (CDr) the two principals. Can you guess which one? Margie has promoted Karalash numerous times in the past and has never contacted me for an interview to date.
I have been the driving force behind the company since year to date. We would be glad however to provide you with updated information on Crocker Motorcycle Company progress. Feel free to contact me directly for The Crocked Monsieurs - Somebodys Fool (CDr) update. Feel free to check out the Crocker Facebook page as it is updated regularly. Michael Schacht or email michael crockermotorcycleco.
The information was provided from interviews with the then principals of the Crocker Motorcycle Company. Shedding some weight in the process, he modified a pre-WWII Triumph rigid frame to accommodate the big V-twin — no easy feat as the frame had originally housed a single-cylinder engine. With only a bit of fiddling, Glenn was ready to fire it up. After a couple kicks it barked, harrumphed, spit, sputtered then roared to life. Throwing a leg over the saddle, Glenn took off on his first ride.
As he rumbled back, a smoke trail likely linked to 50 years of storage followed him. Nothing else comes close. In the end, two Crockers returned home, one from the lap of luxury on foreign shores, the other unleashed from a nondescript wooden shed — and both to the very state where they were born, revealed to the public for the first time at a bike show held not far from their point of birth.
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A brief history of Crocker motorcycles. In , racers from Australia gave speedway exhibitions in Southern California, touching off a brief speedway fad across the U.S. Seeing an opportunity, Crocker designed and manufactured special speedway competition cylinders and heads for Indian Scouts. Promotional poster celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Fairly Odd Parents. Official Vevo Channel for The Crocked Monsieurs. The Crocked Monsieurs are Chris Howard (vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer) and Colin Ba. Crocker motorcycles found “The Black Bike,” as it’s called by owner/rescuer Glenn Bator, is a Crocker cubic-inch V-twin that has been treated to the finest of care and attention, with Old World Italian craftsmen attending lovingly to its ground-up restoration while its engine was entrusted into the hands of one of the world’s leading Crocker experts, the late Ernie Skelton of. SOMEBODY'S FOOL - The Crocked Monsieurs - Duration: 4 minutes, 15 seconds. 14, views A fresh and fun channel designed to showcase music videos made by The Crocked Monsieurs for their. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Everybody's Somebody's Fool on Discogs. The Killers - Somebody Told Me. Rádio Hardy Rock. 10K views · February Rocky Burnette - Tired of Toein the line. Rádio Hardy Rock. K views · February Stars On 45 - Stars On Rádio Hardy Rock. 10K views · February What a fool believes. Everybody's Somebody's Fool Lyrics: The tears I cried for you could fill an ocean / But you don't care how many tears I cry / And though you only lead me on and hurt me / I couldn't bring myself. Sep 06, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool YouTube My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own - Duration: Connie Francis - Topic 42, views. Formed by south London songwriters and producers. The Crocked Monsieurs consist of Chris Howard & Colin Batters. They have just finished recording their first album Borderin' The Trainline which was released on 6th July The duo wanted to bring new well written music for a modern audience.
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