Monday, February 22, 2016

Percy Faith - Theme From A Summer Place - Song of the Week

Percy Faith, born in Toronto in 1908, moved to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1945. He scored, arranged and was a band leader who worked with many artists, particularly Columbia Records artists including Tony Bennett, Doris Day and Johnny Mathis.

In 1960 he scored a Number One hit with The Theme from A Summer Place, a motion picture that starred Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies this was the number one song on the Top 5 Countdown from 1960. Here is a rarely seen live version of the Theme From "A Summer Place". It's our Song of the Week.