Monday, November 23, 2009

Skeeter Davis

Am a fan of the song "End of the World" as performed by Herman's Hermits. Did not know the original was done by Skeeter Davis (above; for some reason I always thought it was Leslie Gore).

Skeeter (Mary Frances Penick) released the record in March, 1963. It went to #2 on both the Country and Pop charts, and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

I have two clips of Skeeter performing the song for you... "Classic" Skeeter from 1965 on an old Country-Western show featuring Stringbean from Hee-Haw. And my favorite - "70's Skeeter" on the Midnight Special in 1973 (or thereabouts).

And I vote NBC bring The Midnight Special back immediately.