Wally Gold

Real Name:
Walter Gold
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Born May 15, 1928 Brooklyn, New York. Wally Gold was an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and music business executive from Teaneck, New Jersey. Wally formed the Four Esquires while attending Boston University. In the 1960's he co-wrote Elvis Presley's "Good Luck Charm" and "It's Now Or Never", Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" and Gene Pitney's "Half-Heaven, Half-Heartache." Later in the decade, he produced albums for Barbra Streisand, Jerry Vale, and Tony Bennett. In the 1970's, he discovered the group Kansas and was the music coordinator for Don Kirshner's Rock Concert television series. Gold died at the age of 70 on June 7, 1998.
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38269 Bella Bella Marie / Lillette — Wally Gold Johnny Desmond And The Dell Trio Lillette (as Gold) Johnny Desmond And The Dell Trio - Bella Bella Marie / Lillette(Shellac, 10") Columbia 38269 US 1948 Sell This Version
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MLP 1020 Twilight Time — Wally Gold The Three Suns It's Dawn Again (as Gowd) The Three Suns - Twilight Time(10", Mono) Herald MLP 1020 US 1950 Sell This Version
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717 Summer Vacation — Wally Gold The Four Esquires The Four Esquires - Summer Vacation (Single) Pilgrim 717 US 1956 Sell This Version
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9-61751 Stormy — Wally Gold Billy Williams Quartet Follow Me Billy Williams Quartet - Stormy(7", Single, Mono) Coral 9-61751 US 1956 Sell This Version
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9-61578 I'll Never Be The Same / My Funny Little Lover — Wally Gold Teddi King My Funny Little Lover Teddi King - I'll Never Be The Same / My Funny Little Lover(7", Single, Promo) Coral 9-61578 US 1956 Sell This Version
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45-510 The Stars Look Down / On The Streets Of Seville — Wally Gold Larry Green (2) The Stars Look Down Larry Green (2) - The Stars Look Down / On The Streets Of Seville(7", Promo) Paris (5) 45-510 US 1957 Sell This Version
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JK.1004 You Don’t Owe Me A Thing / Look Homeward, Angel — Wally Gold Johnnie Ray Look Homeward, Angel (as W. Gold) Johnnie Ray - You Don’t Owe Me A Thing / Look Homeward, Angel (Single) Columbia JK.1004 UK 1955 Sell This Version
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45-504 Do You Promise / The Sugar Man Song — Wally Gold Jimmy Ricks (2) The Sugar Man Song Jimmy Ricks (2) - Do You Promise / The Sugar Man Song(7", Single) Paris (5) 45-504 US 1957 Sell This Version
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45-505 Never Look For Love / The Chopstick Rock — Wally Gold The Four Esquires The Chopstick Rock The Four Esquires - Never Look For Love / The Chopstick Rock(7", Promo) Paris (5) 45-505 US 1957 Sell This Version
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322 100 BF Look Homeward, Angel / Sent For You Yesterday — Wally Gold Johnnie Ray Look Homeward, Angel (as Gold) Johnnie Ray - Look Homeward, Angel / Sent For You Yesterday (Single) Philips 322 100 BF Netherlands 1957 Sell This Version
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CRL 57184 Billy Williams — Wally Gold Billy Williams (5) Follow Me Billy Williams (5) - Billy Williams (Album) Coral CRL 57184 US 1957 Sell This Version
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PSP 0006 Look Homeward, Angel / Party Doll — Wally Gold Paul Rich Look Homeward, Angel Paul Rich - Look Homeward, Angel / Party Doll(7", Single) Prestige Records (3) PSP 0006 New Zealand 1957 Sell This Version
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45 0154 Schwarzer Kaffee aus San Juan — Wally Gold Udo Jürgens Schwarzer Kaffee Aus San Juan (The Sugar Man's Song) (as Schwarzer Kaffee Aus San Juan) Udo Jürgens - Schwarzer Kaffee aus San Juan(7", Single, Mono) Heliodor 45 0154 Germany 1957 Sell This Version
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91211 Voy A Escribirme Una Carta = I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter / Sígueme = Follow Me — Wally Gold Billy Williams (5) / Cuarteto Billy Williams* Sígueme = Follow Me Billy Williams (5) / Cuarteto Billy Williams* - Voy A Escribirme Una Carta = I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter / Sígueme = Follow Me(Shellac, 10") Coral 91211 Argentina 1957 Sell This Version
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B-2123 You Don’t Owe Me A Thing — Wally Gold Johnnie Ray Look Homeward, Angel (as W. Gold) Johnnie Ray - You Don’t Owe Me A Thing(7", EP) Columbia B-2123 US 1957 Sell This Version
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Fox 1004 Plays The Rhapsody In Blue — Wally Gold George Gershwin Grieving For You (as Gold) George Gershwin - Plays The Rhapsody In Blue(LP, Comp) 20th Fox Fox 1004 US 1958 Sell This Version
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45-15772 Forever And A Day / Too Much Rosita — Wally Gold Nick Todd Too Much Rosita (as W. Gold) Nick Todd - Forever And A Day / Too Much Rosita (Single) Dot Records 45-15772 US 1958 Sell This Version
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45-516 I'll Always Be In Love With You / Person To Person — Wally Gold Rosemary June Person To Person Rosemary June - I'll Always Be In Love With You / Person To Person Paris (5) 45-516 US 1958 Sell This Version
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45-526 The Land Of You And Me / Follow Me — Wally Gold The Four Esquires The Land Of You And Me and 1 more… The Four Esquires - The Land Of You And Me / Follow Me (Single) Paris (5) 45-526 US 1958 Sell This Version
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45-517 My Favorite Song / Look Homeward Angel — Wally Gold Larry Green Piano & Orch.* Look Homeward Angel Larry Green Piano & Orch.* - My Favorite Song / Look Homeward Angel (Single) Paris (5) 45-517 US 1958 Sell This Version
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5095X45 Repeat After Me / Hideaway — Wally Gold The Four Esquires Repeat After Me The Four Esquires - Repeat After Me / Hideaway (Single) Paris (5) 5095X45 UK 1958 Sell This Version
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45-15820 Lucy, Lucy / When First We Met — Wally Gold Brian Davies (8) Lucy, Lucy (as W. Gold) Brian Davies (8) - Lucy, Lucy / When First We Met(7", Single) Dot Records 45-15820 US 1958 Sell This Version
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BBL 7264 Showcase Of Hits — Wally Gold Johnnie Ray Look Homeward, Angel (as W. Gold) Johnnie Ray - Showcase Of Hits (Comp) Philips BBL 7264 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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45-15975 Miss Lonely Hearts / Poor Butterfly — Wally Gold Dodie Stevens Miss Lonely Hearts (as Gold) Dodie Stevens - Miss Lonely Hearts / Poor Butterfly (Single) Dot Records 45-15975 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
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7N.15217 The Song Of Lotus Lee — Wally Gold Cherry Wainer Iced Coffee Cherry Wainer - The Song Of Lotus Lee(7", Single) Pye Nixa 7N.15217 UK 1959 Sell This Version