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Boyd was only 13 years old when he recorded this song. Mitch Miller at Columbia Records had him record the song, which was written by Tommie Connor. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
When this was released in 1953, some people thought it was a little too risqué, the thought of a married woman, possibly having an affair. A closer listen implies that Santa Claus is actually the child's father, but this didn't stop radio stations in some cities, including Boston, from banning it when it came out. Columbia Records appealed to the Council of Churches to clear the song where it was banned. The tactic worked, and it became a Christmas favorite. (thanks, Jeff - Boston, MA)
Boyd died on March 7, 2009 at age 70. With Frankie Laine, he had a hit in 1953 with "Tell Me A Story," and then moved on to acting, where he appeared in the movie Inherit The Wind and the TV show, Bachelor Father. In the early '60s, he was married for 2 years to Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl on TV.
Andy McClusky of OMD
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.
Rosanne talks about the journey that inspired her songs on her album The River & the Thread
, including a stop at the Tallahatchie Bridge.
Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"
The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.