Dont Stop Twist

Album: Give Me the Moonlight: The Best of Frankie Vaughan (1961)
Charted: 22

Songfacts®:

  • Running to only 1 minute 58 seconds, the story behind this Frankie Vaughan composition is explained in an article by Chris Hayes that appeared in the Melody Maker, February 3, 1962 issue.
    Called:

    POLICE SAID 'KEEP GOING' AND
    A SONG IS BORN
    IN A BLIZZARD


    it appears that while he was on tour between Blackburn and Leicester, Vaughan decided to drive to Leeds to visit his parents, when he remembered the advice given to him by Blackburn police "Don't Stop!"

    Thinking there must be a song there, he took it along to the A&R man from Philips without owning up to the authorship, and was told it would be orchestrated right away. Vaughan had apparently written several songs under pseudonyms. It was released on the Philips label backed by "Red Red Roses". >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

The Girl in That Song

The Girl in That SongFact or Fiction

Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?

The Police

The PoliceFact or Fiction

Do their first three albums have French titles? Is "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" really meaningless? See if you can tell in this Fact or Fiction.

Billy Gould of Faith No More

Billy Gould of Faith No MoreSongwriter Interviews

Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.

Motley Crue

Motley CrueFact or Fiction

Was Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen?

Randy Houser

Randy HouserSongwriter Interviews

The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.

Tony Joe White

Tony Joe WhiteSongwriter Interviews

The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.