Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Heartache Weather

Shapiro Bernstein and Co ASCAP

Guaranteed 212


Penney Parker was born Jacqueline Francine Kerner on December 23, 1941 in New York City.  By the age of eighteen she was singing in a New York club.   She came to Hollywood in 1959, given a month-long vacation there by her parents as a high school graduation present.   Spotted by an agent, she found herself playing a role on Dobie Gillis.   Later that year, she was cast as Danny Thomas' daughter Terry on The Danny Thomas Show, putting on hold her plans to attend college.
In 1960, she was signed to Guaranteed Records by Joe Carlton who intended a big promotional push for Penney, similar to the campaign he made on behalf of Anita Bryant on Carlton Records, his main label. [See Billboard July 4, 1960]

 "Hushabye Little Guitars"
a song especially written for her by Paul Evans  was announced as her first release, but wasn't not issued and instead Paul Evans released it himself on the following Guaranteed single (#213).

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this Penney Parker song.
    Can you please post the flip side if you have it ?