'Craig Douglas' started out in his working life as a 'Milkman' quickly being
called 'The Singing Milkman'
When joining up with a record-label he changed his name from 'Terrence
Perkins' (real name) to 'Craig Douglas'
Much of his material was in fact 'cover-versions' of course he wasn't alone
in doing that. 'Marty Wilde' also, as an example,had much success with cover-versions of U.S artists hits.
'Craig' broke into the U.K. Charts in the late fifties with 'A Teenager in Love'
which peaked at number '13' this was followed up in 59' with what was to
be his one and only Number '1' that being 'Only Sixteen' (I remember well
he and 'Sam Cooke' chasing each other up the U.K Chart with that one, 'Craig'
took the Top Slot.
He actually achieved nine Top Ten hits between 1959- 1963 again like many
artists of that time fading 'Chart-Wise' under the pressure of the 'New-Wave'
Pop explosion of that time led of course by 'The Fab Four'
I'm kinda wondering if there is any equal to his achieving four consecutive number
'9' hits 1962/3 ? The four numbers being - 'A Hundreds Pounds of Clay' - 'Time'
'When my Little Girl is Smiling' and 'Our Favourite Melodies' ( The latter two
numbers are the ones I best remember )
His last two chart entries are not included on the album those being 'Oh Lonesome
Me' (1962 Chart 13) and 'Town Crier' (1963 Chart 36)
I consider the songs many of us remember well are included on-board, this certainly
the album to buy for your memories of this great vocalist of the late 50's early 60's.