Louise Cordet with Gerry And The Pacemakers and The Beatles.
This song was written by Gerry Marsden, Freddie Marsden, Les Chadwick, and Les Maguire who were all members of Gerry And The Pacemakers. It was first recorded by Louise Cordet in 1964. It was released as a single with Loving Baby on the B-side. Louise Cordet’s version was released two months before the version by Gerry and The Pacemkers. Louise Cordet was on the Roy Orbinson Tour with The Beatles and Gerry And The Pacemakers in 1963. Louise Cordet also recorded a French version of the song, Laisse Le Soleil Sécher Tes Larmes, in 1964.
Now Hear This : Laisse Le Soleil Sécher Tes Larmes – Louise Cordet (1964)
American single of Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying.
Not to be confused with the song of the same name recorded by Ray Charles in 1959, this song was written by Gerry Marsden, Freddie Marsden, Les Chadwick, and Les Maguire who were all members of Gerry And The Pacemakers. The song was first recorded by Louise Cordet in 1964. It was later recorded by Gerry And The Pacemakers the same year. Their version was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. It was released as a single with Show Me That You Care on the B-side. In America the B-side was Away From You. The single went to number six on the UK Singles chart and number four on the Billboard chart in America. Gerry And The Pacemakers were a Merseybeat group managed by Brian Epstein. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying was their fifth consecutive top ten single in the UK. The song has also been recorded by Trini Lopez among others.
The Genius Of Ray Charles.
This song was written by Joe Greene and was recorded by Ray Charles in 1959. It was released on his album The Genius of Ray Charles. It was later released as the B-side to Let The Good Times Roll in 1960. The Beatles added it to their repertoire and they played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Paul McCartney performed the song in 1989 at a soundcheck and released it on his 1990 live album Tripping The Live Fantastic.
Now Hear This : Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying – Paul McCartney (1990)