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Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye by The Casinos

Album: Then You Can Tell Me GoodbyeReleased: 1967Charted:
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  • This was written by the Country singer/songwriter John D. Loudermilk. Some years before The Casinos recorded it, Loudermilk tried to release his own version of it, which flopped. Later, Johnny Nash released a version, which also flopped.
  • This was the Casinos' very first hit. It took the group 9 years to obtain it. (Funny enough, the group consisted of 9 men and it took them 9 years to receive their first hit!).
  • Other artists who have covered this song were Eddy Arnold, William Bell, Perry Como, the Manhattans, Johnny Mathis, Neal McCoy, Daniel O'Donnell, Johnny Tillotson, and Andy Williams. (thanks, Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for all above)
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On January 8th, 1967, "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" by the Casinos entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on March 5th it peaked at #6 {for 1 week} and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
It was composed by John D. Loudermilk, who also wrote Paul Revere & the Raiders #1 hit, "Indian Reservation"...
Three covered versions have charted on the Top 100; Eddy Arnold {#84 in 1968}, Glen Campbell {#27 in 1976}, and Toby Beau {#57 in 1979}...
And on October 13th, 1968 Eddy Arnold's version reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
This was one of the greatest songs of all time. I was stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC in basic when I first heard it.Robert - Hagerstown, Md
Wow. The words say it all. Everything else is a bonus. What a classic.Camille - Toronto, Oh
Phil Langley of Lake Charles, Louisiana actually co-wrote this song when he was 15. Story was he had just broken up with a girlfriend. He ended up selling the song for about $1,500.00. Phil was, and still is a wonderful Saxophone player who now plays for the Lord in his church orchestra.Stacie - Farmerville, La
Dobie Gray also did a soulful rendition of this song too!Darren - Clarkston, Wa
What is very surprising is that this song cracked the Billboard Top 10 in 1967 when psychedelic music was in full swing and when slow doo-wop ballads were from a bygone era. It is a very beautiful song though.Donovan - Sacramento, Ca
Neil McCoy also did a great version of this song a few years ago.Chip - Tiltonsville, Oh