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Susan Maughan 1964

Susan Maughan was born Marion Susan Maughan, in County Durham, in the North East of England, on July 1st 1942, she grew up in Birmingham and lived for some time in London- but you are probably more likely to find her in the North West these days because of her frequent summer seasons at Blackpool. In 1962 she rapidly became seen as the main UK challenger to the chart dominance of the young and very talented Helen Shapiro. This followed the release of her wonderful record, 'Bobby's Girl' - an exceptionally well made cover version of a song released in the U.S. by Marcie Blane. Susan had begun her career, like Helen, as a young teenager- but she was twenty by the time of this great hit.
Unfortunately, Susan Maughan's chart career was short lived as she was unable to consolidate her hit credentials with a substantial follow-up. She had the opportunity to cover the Exciters' 'Tell Him', but the number was foolishly rejected as 'unsuitable' by her manager and the benefit went to Billie Davis. Nevertheless, Susan Maughan remained a top live performer throughout the 1960s and 'Bobby's Girl' helped sustain a lengthy and eventful show business career over the next several decades.

Susan Maughan 1950s

Bobby's Girl
(Hank Hoffman /Gary Klein)

(You're not a kid anymore)
(You're not a kid anymore)
 
I want to be Bobby's girl
I want to be Bobby's girl
That's the most important thing to me
And if I was Bobby's girl
If I was Bobby's girl
What a faithful, thankful girl I'd be
 
When people ask of me
What would you like to be
Now that you're not a kid anymore
(You're not a kid anymore)
I know just what to say
I answer right away
There's just one thing I've been wishing for

I want to be Bobby's girl
I want to be Bobby's girl
That's the most important thing to me
And if I was Bobby's girl
If I was Bobby's girl
What a faithful, thankful girl I'd be
 
Each night I sit at home
Hoping he will phone
But I know Bobby has someone else
(You're not a kid anymore)
Still in my heart I pray
There soon will come a day
When I will have him all to myself

I want to be Bobby's girl
I want to be Bobby's girl
That's the most important thing to me
And if I was Bobby's girl
If I was Bobby's girl
What a faithful, thankful girl I'd be
 
What a faithful, thankful girl I'd be

Susan Maughan 2004

Susan Maughan Swinging Susan 1964
Phillips BL7577. UK 1964

1. A Lot Of Livin To Do
2. If I Were A Bell
3. The Lady's In Love With You
4. Poppa Don't Preach To Me
5. When Lights Are Low
6. Just One Of Those Things
7. The Gypsy In My Soul
8. Old Devil Moon
9. It Might As Well Be Spring
10. Things Are Swingin'
11. Ca, Ce'st L'amour
12. Gone With The Wind

Sentimental Susan 1964

1. Someone To Watch Over Me
2. Dearly Beloved
3. I Fall In Love Too Easily
4. Do I Love You?
5. Like Someone In Love
6. I've Grown Accustomed To His Face
7. Our Love Affair
8. I'm In The Mood For Love
9. Bewitched
10. Where Can I Go Without You?
11. That Old Feeling
12. That's All

The Best of Susan Maughan. CD 1999
Spectrum November, 1999

1. Bobby's Girl
2. Little Things Mean Alot
3. Come A Little Closer
4. Hand A Handkerchief To Helen
5. I'm A Lonely One Too
6. She's New To You
7. Don't Get Carried Away
8. Bachelor Girl 
9. Verdict Is Guilty
10. Baby Doll Twist
11. I've Got To Learn To Forget
12. Call On Me
13. That Other Place
14. South American Joe
15. Make Him Mine
16. Kiss Me Sailor
17. Mama Do the Twist
18. Some of These Days

Bobbys Girl. Susan Maughan 1997. CD
Gold Dust. January 26, 1997

1. Bobby's Girl
2. Eddie My Love
3. Norman
4. James
5. Teddy
6. South American Joe
7. She's New To You
8. I've Got To Learn
9. Call On Me
10.Kiss Me Sailor
11. Make Him Mine
12. That Other Place
13. You Can Never Get Away From Me
14. When She Walks Away
15. Come A Little Bit Closer
16. Hand A Hankerschief To Helen
17. Stop Your Foolin'
18. Hey Lover
19. Bachelor Girl
20. Verdict Is Guilty
21. I Didn't Mean What I Said
22. Where The Bullets Fly
23. Little Things Mean Alot
24. Don't Get Carried Away
25. Don't Be Afraid

Susan Maughan 1964 [click for larger image]

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