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Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

by

The Casinos



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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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Comments (7):

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
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