Cathy's Clown

Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, May 5, 1960 spending 7 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Inspired by one of Don Everly's ex-girlfriends, this song is about a guy Cathy dumps. He tries to be strong, but everyone knows him as "Cathy's Clown" because she treated him so bad. Don Everly did the arrangement, which was influenced by the conductor Andre Kostelanetz' version of the orchestral piece "Grand Canyon Suite." This was the first single ever released on the Warner Bros. label in the United Kingdom, where it got the catalog number WB-1. During this time, The Everly Brothers toured the UK backed by the Crickets, who were Buddy Holly's backing band until his death in 1959. This was the first single to simultaneously top the UK and US charts. This was added to the Library of Congress National Song Registry in 2013.

Cathy's Clown FAQs

Who sang Cathy's Clown?

Cathy's Clown was performed by The Everly Brothers

What year did Cathy's Clown get to the UK number 1 spot?

Cathy's Clown first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, May 5, 1960

How long was Cathy's Clown at number 1 in the UK?

Cathy's Clown spent 7 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.