Boys Don't Cry (band)
Boys Don't Cry was a British studio band who had one hit in the United States, "I Wanna Be a Cowboy", which peaked at #12 in 1984.
On July 30, 1997, co-writer Nick Richards and Brian Chatton sued Paula Cole, Warner Brothers Records, and Imago Records for $7 million in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claiming that Cole's remix "Where have all the Cowboys Gone?" used the phrase "I wanna be a cowboy" 24 times in the same style and syntax as their song and constituted copyright infringement.
This page about Boys Don't Cry includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about Boys Don't Cry
News stories about Boys Don't Cry
External links for Boys Don't Cry
Videos for Boys Don't Cry
Wikis about Boys Don't Cry
Discussion Groups about Boys Don't Cry
Blogs about Boys Don't Cry
Images of Boys Don't Cry
District Court for the Central District of California,
claiming that Cole's remix "Where have all the Cowboys Gone?" used the phrase "I wanna be a cowboy" 24 times in the same style
and syntax as their song and constituted copyright infringement.
The last chart hit of hers was "Milord" in 1961, an English language version of a song by Edith Piaf. In 1957 she made more covers: of country song "Teardrops in My Heart" and R&B songs "You Send Me" and "Empty Arms.". Though she is often dismissed as another pop singer, most of her songs have a decidedly pre-rock beat to them, especially "Ricochet", "Jilted" and "A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl". Another big hit for Teresa in 1956 was "Mutual Admiration Society.".
This was followed by "Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl." Also that year she co-wrote "I Love Mickey," about New York Yankees centerfielder Mickey Mantle, who appeared on the record with Teresa. In 1956 she had a two-sided hit with "A Tear Fell" and "Bo Weevil," covers of R&B songs. In the mid-50s, she did a number of covers of rhythm and blues songs like "Pledging My Love," "Tweedlee Dee," and "Rock Love." She also covered some country songs like "Jilted," "I Gotta Go Get My Baby," and "Let Me Go Lover," (better known by Joan Weber). More 1953 hits were "Dancin' with Someone," "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall," and another gold record, "Ricochet." In later years she followed with "Baby, Baby, Baby," "Bell Bottom Blues," "Our Heartbreaking Waltz" (written by Sidney Prosen, who had written "Till I Waltz Again With You"), and "Skinnie Minnie." During those years she continued to play the big night clubs in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, and elsewhere.
Alo that year she recorded "You'll Never Get Away" in a duet with Don Cornell, and in 1953 came her best selling hit, "Till I Waltz Again with You.". Even so, she had a number of hits for Coral, though one of her recordings, "Gonna Get Along Without You Now," (1952) was better known in a 1956 version by Patience and Prudence and was also a hit in 1964 for Skeeter Davis. Since she never learned to read music, she had a demo sent to her to learn the tunes of her songs. By this time she was married with a daughter.
In 1951 she switched labels, ging to Coral Records. Another novelty song, "Choo'n Gum," hit the top 20 in 1950, followed by "Molasses, Molasses." Although she preferred to sing ballads, the only one of those that made the charts was "Longing for You" in 1951. It turned out that this side was the one that took off, selling over a million copies, and became Teresa's signature song. The B side was a song called "Music! Music! Music!" by Stephen Weiss and Bernie Baum.
In 1949 she recorded a record called "Copenhagen" with the Dixieland All-Stars. An agent, Richie Lisella, heard her sing and took her career in hand, and soon she was signed to a contract with London Records. It was about that time that she changed the spelling of her name, as she won a number of talent shows and played night clubs in New York (including the famous Latin Quarter). In January 1948 the sixteen-year-old Teresa won a local competition and (with three other winners) was sent to New York to appear on a talent show called "Stairway to the Stars," featuring Eddie Dowling.
She did, however, continue to perform on local radio. At the age of 12, Teresa was brought back to Toledo, ceasing touring to have a normal school life. She travelled with her aunt Mary until she married in 1949 and was devoted to the aunt, who lived with her until 1993, when Teresa's aunt Mary died. From age five to twelve, she toured with the "Major Bowes Amateur Hour," then a popular radio show, both singing and dancing.
Although she never took singing lessons, she took lessons to tap dance. She performed for cookies and cupcakes donated by the sponsor. At the age of two, Teresa was brought by her mother to audition for a radio program, "Uncle August's Kiddie Show" on Toledo's WSPD. Her father was an inspector of glass for the Libbey Owens Company (now Libbey-Owens-Ford), her mother was a housewife.
She was born in Toledo, Ohio. Teresa Brewer (born as Theresa Breuer, May 7, 1931) is a United States singer. You'll Never Get Away. You Send Me.
Till I Waltz Again With You. The Thing. The One Rose. The Hula Hoop Song.
The Banjo's Back in Town. Teardrops in My Heart. Skinnie Minnie. Silver Dollar.
Shoot It Again. Ricochet. Pledging My Love. Pickle Up a Doodle.
Peace of Mind. Our Heartbreaking Waltz. No Way Conway. Mutual Admiration Society.
Music Music Music. Milord. Longing For You. Let Me Go Lover.
Jilted. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall. I'm Drowning My Sorrows. I Love Mickey.
I Gotta Go Get My Baby. How Lonely Can One Be. Heavenly Lover. Have You Ever Been Lonely.
Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now. Empty Arms. Dancin' With Someone. Crazy With Love.
Choo'n Gum. Bye Bye Baby Goodbye. Bo Weevil. Bell Bottom Blues.
Baby Baby Baby. Anymore. A Tear Fell. A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl.