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Album: Best Of The Everly BrothersReleased: 1960Charted:
This is about a guy who Cathy dumped. He tries to be strong, but everyone knows him as "Cathy's Clown" because she treated him so bad.
This was the first single ever released on the Warner Brothers label in the United Kingdom. The Everly Brothers signed with them after three successful years with Cadence Records. The deal was reputed to be the first million-dollar contract in music history.
This was the first single to simultaneously top the UK and US charts.
Reba McEntire had a Country #1 hit 1989 with her version, in which she changed the lyrics from first person to third person. ("She don't want your lovin' anymore. She don't want your kisses, that's for sure. Why do you let them put you down. And let 'em call you Cathy's Clown?")