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From the Land of Band Box Records

Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway made a minor splash as recording artists in the British Invasion era with one respectable showing – “Michell” ( ), as well as 2 Bubbling Under placements; “Speak Her Name” #109 in 1966, and “She’s Leaving Home” – #123 in 1967.  These were all released under the duo act name of David and Jonathan.  They could have simply faded into Invasion oblivion – but they did not.  Working as composers (and producers) under their names – Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway they enjoyed an impressive run on the charts both at home in the U.K. and the U.S.  Their first hit was – before they recorded as a duo – was the formidable “You’ve Got Your Troubles” by the Fortunes from Great Britain (#7 in the U.S. in 1965).  For their efforts they were awarded with inductions into the Song Writers Hall of Fame!  Here is Cook’s page and Greenaway’s.  (Being produced by George Martin on their own releases was certainly a bonus for the pair as well.)

David & Jonathan - Capitol 5625 - Speak Her Name - PS David & Jonathan - Cap LP - Michelle David & Jonathan - Capitol 5934 - She's Leaving Home

Cook and Greenaway on the Charts

65 - Fortunes - Troubles 1965 - 82 - 15 66 - Fortunes - Ring - 1966 - 7 - 2 66 - Lewis, Gary - green grass - 1966 - 8

You’ve Got Your Troubles – 1965 – #7 US – #15 UK; This Golden Ring – 1966 – #82 US- #15 UK; Green Grass – 1966 – #8 US

67 - Pitney - 1967 - hold of - 130 - 5 67 - Smith, Jack - whisting - kaisers - 1967 - 20 - 5 68 - Gray - mind - 1968 - UK 36

Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart – 1967 #130; I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman – 1967 – #20 US – #5 UK; I’ve Got You On My Mind – #36 UK

69 - Black, c - conversations - 1969 - UK 7 69 - Blue Mink - melting - 1969 - UK 3 69 - Engelbert - way it - 1969 - 42 - 3

Conversations – 1968 – #7 UK; Melting Pot – 1969 – #3 UK; The Way It Used to Be – 1969 – #42 US – #3 UK

69 - Family Dogg - way of - 1969 - UK 6 69 - Richard - times - 1969 - UK 12 70 - Daybreak - freedom - 1970 - 94

A Way of Life – 1969 – #6 UK; Good Times – 1969 – #12 UK; Good Morning Freedom – 1970 – #94 US

70 - White Plains - Lovin - 1970  - 8270 - White Plains - My baby - 1970 - 13 - 9 71 - Fantastics - old new - 1971 - 102 - 9

Lovin You Baby – 1970 – #82; My Baby Loves Lovin’ – 1960 – #13 US – #9 UK; Some Old, Something New – 1971 – #102 US – #9 UK

71 - Fortunes - Freedom - 1971 - 72 - 6 71 - Fortunes - rainy day - 1971 - 15 - 8 71 - Hillside - teach - 1971 - 13

Freedom Comes, Freedom Goes – 1971 – #72 US 0 #6 UK; Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again – #15 US – #3 UK; I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing – 1971 – #3 US

71 - New Seekers - teach - 1971 - 7 - 1 72 - English Congregation - softly - 1972 - 29 72 - Hollies - long cool - 1972 - 2 - 32

I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing – 1971 – #7 US – #1 UK; Softly Whispering I Love You – 1972 – #29 US – #4 UK; Long Cool Woman 1972 – – #2 US – #32 UK

74 - Douglas, Carol - doctors - 1974 - 11 RB 9 75 - Gary Toms - Blow - 1975 - 46 RB 5 77 - Andrea True - name - 1977 - 56 - 34

Doctor’s Orders – 1974 – #11 US – #9 R&B; 1-6-5-4-3-2-1 – 1975 – $46 US #5 R&B; What’s Your Name, What’s Your Number – 1977 – #56 US – #34 UK

78 - Gayle, C - sleep - 1978 - 18 CW 1 UK 11 80 - Williams, D - believ e - 1980 - 24 CW 1 83 - Williams, D - love is - 1983 - 1 CW

Talking In Your Sleep – 1978 – #18 US – #1 C&W – #11 UK; I Believe In You – 1980 – #24 US – #1 C&W; Love is On A Roll – 1983 – #1 C&W

89 - Almond - somethings - 1989 UK 1 97 - Strait - one night - 1997 - 59 CW 1

Something’s Got a Hold of My Heart (Mark Almond) – 1989 – #1 UK – George Strait – 1997 – One Night At A Time – #59 US – #1 C&W

More Chart Records Not Illustrated

1970 – A Street Called Hope – Gene Pitney – #37 UK
1970 – Gasoline Alley Bred – The Hollies – #14 UK
1970 – You’ve Got Your Troubles – Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan – #27 C&W
1970 – Home Lovin Man – Andy Williams – #7 UK
1970 – Blame It On The Pony Express – Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon – #7 UK
1971 – Sunny Honey Girl – Cliff Richard – #19 UK
1971 – Hey Willie – The Hollies – #110 US – #22 UK
1971 – The Banner Man – Blue Mink – #3 UK
1971 – We Got A Dream – Ocean – #82 US
1971 – Something Tells Me – Cilla Black – #3 UK
1972 – Something Tells Me – Bobbi Martin – #16 Adult
1972 – The World I Wish For You – Cilla Black – #51 UK
1972 – Come Into The Warm – Driftwood – #51 UK
1972 – One More Chance – Ocean – #76 US
1972 – Stay With Me – Blue Mink – #11 UK
1973 – If It Wasn’t For The Reason That I Love You – #27 UK
1973 – Step Into a Dream – White Plains – #21 UK
1973 – Randy – Blue Mink – #9 UK
1973 – Like Sister Like Brother – The Drifters – #7 UK
1973 – Doctor’s Orders – Sunny – #7 UK
1974 – Hello Summertime – Bobby Goldsboro – 79 C&W – #14 UK
1975 – It Ought to Sell a Million – Lyn Paul – #37 UK
1975 – 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 – Rimshots – #26 UK
1977 – Farmer Bill’s Cowman – Wurzels – #32 UK
1979 – You’ve Got Your Troubles – Neil Diamond – #2 Adult
1980 – Years From Now – Doctor Hook – #51 US – #47 UK
1981 – Miracles – Don Williams – #4 C&W
1982 – Livin’ In These Troubled Times – Crystal Gayle – #9 C&W
1983 – Keepin’ Power – Crystal Gayle – #49 C&W
1990 – Softly Whispering I Love You – Paul Young – #21 UK
1992 – I Just Want To Dance With You – Daniel O’Donnell – #20 UK
1998 – I Just Want To Dance With You – George Strait – #61 US – #1 C&W
2001 – Talking In Your Sleep – Martina McCutcheon – #18 UK
2002 – I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing – Demi Holbom – #27 UK
2008 – Long Cool Woman – Clint Black – #58 C&W

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