Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, September 29, 1960 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Written by Jeff Barry and Ben Raleigh, this death rock ballad was recorded in the US by Ray Peterson on RCA Victor and in the UK by Ricky Valance on EMI-Columbia, both in 1960. Many radio stations banned this and other death rock ballads fearing they would incite teens to commit suicide. However, it reached #7 on the national record charts in August 1960. Valence was the second Welsh singer (after Shirley Bassey) to have a #1 song on the British chart. He performs it in concert to this day. He chose his stage name independently and it is not related to Ritchie Valens.
Who sang Tell Laura I Love Her?
Tell Laura I Love Her was performed by Ricky Valance
What year did Tell Laura I Love Her get to the UK number 1 spot?
Tell Laura I Love Her first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, September 29, 1960
How long was Tell Laura I Love Her at number 1 in the UK?
Tell Laura I Love Her spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.