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"The Three Bells" is a song made popular by The Browns in 1959. The single reached number one on the U.S. country and pop charts, outperforming a competing version by Dick Flood. It was based on the 1946 French song "Les trois cloches" by Jean Villard and Marc Herrand. The English lyrics were written by Bert Reisfeld and first recorded by Melody Maids in 1948. A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (commonly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ... The Browns were an American family singing group from Sparkman, Arkansas made up of Jim Ed Brown (b. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, also known as country and western music or country-western, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


Among the many artists who covered the song are Les Compagnons de la chanson (who also recorded the original French version),Tina Arena, The Tremeloes, Ray Charles, Nana Mouskouri, Roy Orbison, Floyd Cramer, Daniel O'Donnell, and Elaine Paige. It is also recorded in Dutch, as "De drie klokken" and "Bim bam". In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena on November 1, 1967, in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Australia) is a pop singer. ... Here Comes My Baby: The Ultimate Collection cover. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... Nana Mouskouri (born Ioanna Mouskouri on October 13, 1934, at 5 AM, in Chania, Crete, Greece) is a singer of Greek origin who over four decades has forged a highly successful international career . ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... Floyd Cramer (October 27, 1933 - December 31, 1997) was an American Hall of Fame pianist who was one of the architects of the Nashville Sound. ... Daniel ODonnell. ... On the cover of Elaine Paige Tour Programme 2004 Elaine Paige OBE (born Elaine Bickerstaff on 5 March 1948 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is a world-renowned English singer and actor, primarily in musicals. ...


Dick Manning used part of the tune for his song "While the Angelus Was Ringing", recorded by Margaret Whiting, Dick Haymes, Frank Sinatra, Guy Lombardo, Tommy Dorsey, and Anne Shelton – all in 1949. Dick Manning was a songwriter, best known for his many collaborations with Al Hoffman. ... Margaret Whiting on the cover of her 2000 collection The Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting (born July 22, 1924) was a traditional pop music singer in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Dick Haymes (born September 13, 1918 in Buenos Aires) was one of the most popular American male vocalists of the 1940s. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a popular and highly acclaimed male vocalist and actor. ... Guy Lombardo, photographed by William P. Gottlieb, 1947 Gaetano Alberto Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian bandleader and violinist. ... Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was a jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... Anne Shelton (November 10, 1923 - July 31, 1994) was a popular United Kingdom vocalist who is widely remembered for providing inspirational songs for soldiers both on radio broadcasts and in person at British military bases during World War II. Born Patricia Sibley in Dulwich, London, she had a No. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ...

Preceded by:
"A Big Hunk o' Love" by Elvis Presley
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
August 24, 1959
Succeeded by:
"Sleep Walk" by Santo & Johnny

A Big Hunk o Love, a song sung by Elvis Presley, was recorded on June 10, 1958 in RCAs Nashville, Tennessee studio, while Presley was on leave from the U.S. Army. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer and actor. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Santo & Johnny were an American rock and roll duo from Brooklyn. ...

External links

  • "Les trois cloches" from The Originals website

 
 

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