ANTHONY NEWLEY
(1931-1999)

         Information about his career collected by Judy Harris

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Click here for part of an interview with Newley about his early film schooling and work.  Click here for part 2.  Click here for part 3.  And here for part 4.

It may be odd to start off this page with an obituary, but, sadly, often people aren't praised until they are gone.  Anthony Newley had a brilliant early career, but was not much heard from (in the U.S.) for the last several decades.  The U.K. press, however, gave ample coverage to his passing, at the age of 67 on April 14, 1999. A combo obit from the BBC, the London TIMES, New York TIMES and Reuters follows, with additions from STOP THE WORLD, a biography published in 2003 written by Garth Bardsley:

ANTHONY GEORGE NEWLEY, who has died aged 67, was an actor, singer, songwriter and director of unusual versatility; his career spanned more than 50 years and embraced film, repertory theatre, rock and roll, comedy revues, music hall and television.

Born Sept. 24, 1931, in Oswald Street, Hackney, east London, his education, at the Mandeville School for Boys, Clapton, was interrupted by the Blitz and he was evacuated to Morecambe, Lancashire, where he was fostered by George Pescud, a former music hall performer who first introduced the boy to the theatre.   But the family was already musical.  Newley's grandfather, Arthur Robert Newley, a cabinet and birdcage maker, played the oboe and was a keen amateur clog dancer.  His wife, Frances, was an amateur dancer and singer; and her brother, Bob Morris, was a sometime professional comedian, a regular at the Holborn Empire.  Newley's mother Gracie sang in the Salvation Army choir, often assigned solos.

After the war ended, Newley worked briefly in an insurance office until he saw an advertisement for the Italia Conti stage school, where - aged 14 - he was accepted as a pupil and tea boy. He had only been at the school for a few weeks when the film director Geoffrey de Barkus came to look for a boy to play the title role in THE ADVENTURES OF DUSTY BATES. Newley got the part at the age of 14. He also trained for the stage with the Dewsbury Repertory Co.

He made his theatre debut in 1946 in WINDS OF HEAVEN at the Colchester Repertory Theatre. He made his West End debut in 1955 in the revue CRANKS, which dispensed with sets and relied on John Addison's music, clever lyrics and surprise tactics to hold the attention. This played in New York at the Bijou in 1956 for 40 performances.  CRANKS fired Newley's imagination, and in 1960, after his success in IDOL ON PARADE, he began his career as a director with his own television show, THE STRANGE WORLD OF GURNEY SLADE, a comedy about a social misfit.

He was the original East End boy made good, born illegitimately in Hackney and leaving school at 14.  He then found success as a child actor, most notably as the Artful Dodger in David Lean's 1948 film OLIVER TWIST.  Propelled by his role in OLIVER TWIST at the age of 17, Newley made his U.S. debut in 1956, appearing in six films that year.  In the 1950s and 1960s, Newley was everywhere - on the screen, on television and, seven times, in the top ten.

His singing career came about almost by accident. In 1959, he took the part of rock and roll star Jeep Jackson - a spoof on Elvis Presley - in the film IDOL ON PARADE. A ballad from the film, I've Waited So Long, took Newley to the top of the British charts and started a three year run of hits which included Personality, If She Should Come to You, And The Heavens Cried and the novelty numbers Pop Goes the Weasel and Strawberry Fair. He also had two No 1s, with Why and Lionel Bart's Do You Mind?  "So overnight I had this incredible power," he said years later. "I was a rock and roll singer and and it lasted for ten wonderful years."

His film appearances included DOCTOR DOLITTLE and THE COCKLESHELL HEROES. But he is likely to be best known for co-writing and starring in the hit musicals STOP THE WORLD - I WANT TO GET OFF and THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD, as well as a number of best-selling hit singles, including What Kind Of Fool Am I?, The Candy Man and Goldfinger.  In 1987 he and frequent collaborator Leslie Bricusse were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

STOP THE WORLD was a landmark in the history of the British musical, notable for its freedom of form and cynicism of content as it charted the bitter-sweet rise of its central character, played by Newley, from teaboy to millionaire. For Newley, its lasting legacy was its songs. They included Gonna Build a Mountain and What Kind of Fool Am I? which sold more than a million records and became his signature tune.

STOP THE WORLD for which he was the director, star and co-author (with his longtime collaborator, Leslie Bricusse), was his greatest showcase. The show was conceived as "a simple, lighthearted satirical life cycle of the seven ages of man." (Namely, youth-and-adolescence, decision, sophistication, maturity, sagacity, retirement and senility.)  In the UK, it played to packed houses for 15 months before transferring to Broadway in 1962, where it ran for 555 performances. An allegory about acquiring fame and power but ending up disillusioned, STOP THE WORLD was a tour de force for the star, who portrayed a symbolic Everyman named Littlechap.

In the States he became one of the very few British crooners to make it big on the US cabaret circuit (In Las Vegas he commanded the same attention as Tony Bennett, Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra) and his Cockney rags-to-riches story made him a chat show favourite.  In 1977 he was voted the Male Musical Star of the Year in Las Vegas.

He had a gift for striking an emotional chord with a mass audience. But Anthony Newley was also an influence on David Bowie among later performers, because in all his songs he maintained a distinctively British voice, ending with his right arm extended for effect in his trademark signoff.

Anthony Newley married and divorced three times. His first marriage in 1956, to Elizabeth Ann Lynn, was dissolved in 1963, the same year he married Joan Collins; they divorced in 1971. His third wife was an air hostess, Dareth Dunn, whom he divorced in 1989. He was survived by his mother, Grace, 96 (with whom he lived in Surrey since 1992 after 22 years living in the U.S.), and four children, a boy (Sasha) and girl (Tara)  with Joan Collins and another boy (Christopher) and girl (Shelby) with Dareth Dunn.

Newley was a lifelong home movie enthusiast and even filmed his first date with Collins. Twenty years later they teamed up again in London to appear in two of Noel Coward's one-act plays for BBC Television.

He recently appeared on BBC television in cameo appearances in the drama series THE LAKES and as an amorous used car salesman in  3 episodes of the soap EASTENDERS.

Ill health had plagued the star for many years. He was first diagnosed with renal cell cancer in 1985, and had one kidney removed. The cancer returned in 1997, this time attacking his lungs, then spreading to his liver.

Newley lived in Surrey for many years and moved to Florida permanently in December.  He had donated his papers to the Boston University Library Special Collections Dept.

His third wife, Dareth Newley Dunn, described him as "a dear, sweet, loving friend and father ... consummate performer and ultimate composer".

The Official Anthony Newley Appreciation Society Worldwide is reachable at:

Paul Goodhead (p.goodhead@virgin.net)
Anthony Newley Society
49 Vauxhall St
Rainbow Hill
Worcester, WR3 8PA
England UK
Click here for a YouTube video of Newley singing with Shirley Bassey.



MOVIES
1947	THE ADVENTURES OF DUSTY BATES
1947	THE LITTLE BALLERINA
1947	VICE VERSA 
1948	OLIVER TWIST  (Click here to see an image file of Newley as the Artful Dodger)
1948	VOTE FOR HUGGETT
1948	THE OUTSIDER
1949	A BOY, A GIRL AND A BIKE
1949	DON'T EVER LEAVE ME
1950	HIGHLY DANGEROUS
1950	MADELEINE
1952	THOSE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR
1953	TOP OF THE FORM
1954	UP TO HIS NECK
1954	THE BLUE PETER/NAVY HEROES
1955	COCKLESHELL HEROES
1956	ABOVE US THE WAVES
1956	LAST MAN TO HANG
1956	PORT AFRIQUE
1957	PURSUIT OF THE GRAF SPEE
1957	FIRE DOWN BELOW
1957	HIGH FLIGHT
1957	HOW TO MURDER A RICH UNCLE
1957	GOOD COMPANIONS
1957	X THE UNKNOWN
1958	TANK FORCE
1958	MAN INSIDE
1959	IDLE ON PARADE
1959	LADY IS A SQUARE
1959	HEART OF A MAN
1959	BANDIT OF ZHOBE
1960	IN THE NICK
1960	LET'S GET MARRIED
1960	KILLERS OF KILIMANJARO
1960	JAZZ BOAT
1961	PLAY IT COOL
1963	THE SMALL WORLD OF SAMMY LEE
1967	DOCTOR DOLITTLE
1968	SWEET NOVEMBER
1969	CAN HIERONYMUS MERKIN EVER FORGET MERCY HUMPPE AND FIND TRUE HAPPINESS?
1975	IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME
1975	MR. QUILP
1986	OUTRAGE
1987	GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE
1991	BORIS AND NATASHA

STAGE

1955	CRANKS
1961 	STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF - Click here for a photo from the Playbill.
1965	THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT, THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
1972	THE GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS
1983	CHAPLIN
1989	a revival of STOP THE WORLD at the Lyric Theatre with a cast that included
	Rhonda Burchmore as Evie, Martine McCutcheon and Denise (Van) Outen.
1996	SCROOGE

TV

1960	THE STRANGE WORLD OF GURNEY SLADE Click here to see 1 episode of this scarce TV series on YouTube
1966	BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: SONG AND DANCE MAN (Newley was the song and Donald O'Connor was
        the dance.  They trace the history of the song and dance man from vaudeville, the
        invention of the chorus girl, which they credit to whoever wrote FLORA DORA.  They
        recreate some of these old numbers, TELL ME PRETTY MAIDEN, MENTION MY NAME IN
        SHEBOYGAN,  YOU CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS AT THE SEASIDE THAT YOU CAN'T DO AT HOME
            (Fancy seeing mother with her knees all bare,
             Splashing in the fountain in Trafalgar square!),
        ME AND MY GAL, I'M THE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK AT MONTE CARLO.

        Then the whole show shifts into songs written by Newley and Bricusse, which O'Connor
        and Newley split between them.  Newley sings GONNA BUILD A MOUNTAIN, they duet LOOK
        AT THAT FACE while making themselves up as clowns (Newley goes up on one line),
        O'Connor sings THE JOKER, they both sing NOTHING CAN STOP ME NOW, and Newley does an
        elaborate mime in which you see him fall in love with, court, and then dump a series
        of invisible girls, which culminates in him singing WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?
1966	Lucy in London - Click here to see an image file of Newley in this  TV special.
1970	Kraft Music Hall Presents Petula Clark
1972	The Sound of Petula (U.K. Christmas Special)
1972	Grammy Awards
1974	Carol Burnett
1975	Cher
1983	MALIBU
1985	Fame 
1985	ALICE IN WONDERLAND
1985	BLADE IN HONG KONG
1986	STAGECOACH
1988	Magnum P.I. "Legend of the Lost Ark"
1988	Simon & Simon "Cloak of Danger"
1989	POLLY - COMIN' HOME
1990	COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN
1991	PRIVATE LIVES (BBC)
1991	TONIGHT AT 8:30
1992	This is Your Life (U.K. version)
1994	Anna Lee "The Dupe"
1998	EAST ENDERS

(Thanks to Elizabeth Scarlett - scarlett@acsu.buffalo.edu - for tracking down some
of these TV specials.)

Newley also directed SUMMERTREE, a 1971 film.
  

RECORDINGS - I am indebted to SHOW MUSIC magazine which published a discography/
article on Newley's career by Richard C. Lynch in their 1997/1998 issues V13N4 and
V14N1.

1955	CRANKS - HMV/U.K. CLP 1082 (LP)
        Who's Who
	Adrift
	Where Has Tom Gone?
	Cold Comfort
	Passacaglia
	Who Is It Always There
	Chiromancy
	New Blue
	Valse Anglais
	I Don't Let Him Know You
	Sea Song
	Telephone Tango
	I'm the Boy You Should Say "Yes" To
	Metamorphosis
	Would You Let Me Know?
	Dirge
	Arthur, Son of Martha
	Goodnight

1959	IDLE ON PARADE - Decca/U.K. DFE 6566 (45 rpm extended play)
	I've Waited So Long
	Idle Rock-a-Boogie
	Idle on Parade
	Sat'day Night Rock-a-Boogie

1960	LOVE IS A NOW AND THEN THING - Decca/U.K. LK4343 (LP), 
				       London/U.S. LL3156 (LP)
	Gone With the Wind
	Some Other Spring
	The Thrill is Gone
	What's Good About Goodbye?
	Love Is a Now and Then Thing
	When Your Lover Has Gone
	It's the Talk of the Town
	I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
	Speak Low
	This Time the Dream's on Me
	Ask No Questions
	I Get Along Without You Very Well

1961	TONY - Decca/U.K. LK4406 (LP, London/U.S. PS244 (LP)
	Yes! We Have No Bananas
	You're Free
	I Was Never Kissed Before
	Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
	All or Nothing At All
	Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile
	Pop! Goes the Weasel	
	Who Can Say
	Bye Bye Blackbird
	I Should Care
	Basic Street Blues
	All By Myself

1961	STOP THE WORLD - I WANT TO GET OFF - Decca/U.K. SKL 4142; or LK 4408
			 		     CD reissue, Deram/U.K. 820 958
		Music and Lyrics:  Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
	ABC
	I Wanna Be Rich
	Typically English
	Lumbered
	Gonna Build a Mountain
	Glorious Russian
	Meilinki Meilchick
	Typische Deutsche
	Nag, Nag, Nag
	All American
	Once in a Lifetime
	Mumbo Jumbo
	Someone Nice Like You
	What Kind of Fool Am I?

1962	STOP THE WORLD - I WANT TO GET OFF - London AM 588001; 
					     CD reissue Polygram 820 261
	Overture
	The A.B.C. Song
	I Wanna Be Rich
	Lumbered
	Glorious Russian
	Meilinki Meilchick
	Typically English
	Gonna Build a Mountain
	Typische Deutsche
	Family Fugue/Nag! Nag! Nag!
	Once in a Lifetime
	All American
	Mumbo Jumbo
	Someone Nice Like You
	What Kind of Fool Am I?

STOP THE WORLD opened October 3, 1962 at the Shubert Theatre and ran for 556 performances.

1962	THIS IS TONY NEWLEY - London/U.S. LL362 (LP)
	Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss
	If She Should Come to You
	Do You Mind?
	Why?
	What Now My Love?
	Strawberry Fair
	I'll Walk Beside You
	Lifetime of Happiness
	A Boy Without a Girl
	Addio...Addio
	Lonely Boy
	Someone to Love

1963	PEAK PERFORMANCES - London/U.S. LL3283 (LP)
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	Once in a Lifetime 
	Pop Goes the Weasel
	Why
	If She Should Come to You
	I'll Walk Beside You
	All or Nothing at All
	Do You Mind
	Yes, We Have No Bananas
	I Should Care
	Strawberry Fair
	Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag

This is my favorite Newley recording; plus the album art is very clever; on the front it has a photo of Newley in Littlechap makeup looking into a mirror at Newley not in makeup; and on the back it has a photo of Newley not in makeup looking into a mirror at Newley in Littlechap makeup.

1963	FOOL BRITANNIA - Acapella AC-11 (LP)
	Whatever Happened to John and Marsha?
	The House that Mac Built
	Wry on the Rocks
	Mightier than the Sword

	Is There a Doctor in the House?
	There's No Business Like No Business
	There Goes That Song Again
	Common Market
	They Only Fade Away
	Vice Italian Style
	Eugenius!
	Twelve Randy Men
	Two Old Ladies Locked in Conversation

The running order of the CD (Fatboy FATCD 282) is different (and contains some typos!):
	Whatever Happened to John and Marcia
	Countess interrupts
	The House that Mac Built
	Wry on the Rocks
	Mightier Than the Sword
	The Common Market
	The Secret Service
	There's No Business Like No Business
	Vice - Italian Style
	They Only Fade Away
	We are Not Amused
	Eugenius
	Twelve Randy Men
	There Goes That Song Again
	Two Old Ladies Locked in Conversation

This is a comedy satire on the infamous Profumo scandal devised and written by Newley and Bricusse.

1963	Acapella AC778 (45 rpm single) upon the assassination of JFK
	Tribute (written by Newley)
	Lament for a Hero (by Walt Whitman)

1964	IN MY SOLITUDE - Decca/U.K. LK4600 (LP), RCA Victor/U.S. LSP 2925 (LP)
	Solitude
	I See Your Face Before Me
	It's All Right With Me
	The Winter of My Discontent
	I Didn't Know What Time It Was
	For All We Know
	So Far
	Rain, Rain (Don't Go 'Way)
	Like Someone in Love
	Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
	I'll Teach You How to Cry
	The Party's Over
1965	THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD - RCA Victor LSO 1109;
							       CD reissue:  
							       RCA Victor 60351
		Music and Lyrics:  Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse

1965	WHO CAN I TURN TO?  - RCA Victor LSP 3347 (LP)
	Who Can I Turn To?
	Look At That Face
	The Beautiful Land
	Where Would You Be Without Me?
	It Isn't Enough
	This Dream
	The Joker
	A Wonderful Day Like Today
	Feeling Good
	That's What It Is to be Young
	My First Love Song
	Sweet Beginning

1965	RCA 47-8785 (45 rpm)
	Why Can You Try to Digeridoo
	Is There a Way Back to Your Arms?

1966	THE GENIUS OF ANTHONY NEWLEY - London/U.S. PS 361 (LP)
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	Young Only Yesterday
	She's Just Another Girl
	You Made Me Love You
	Little Golden Clown
	You Are Too Beautiful
	There's No Such Thing as Love
	I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
	The Father of Girls
	My Claire de Lune
	Deep River
	And the Heavens Cried

1966	NEWLEY DELIVERED - Decca/U.K. LK 4654 (LP)
	I Guess It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy
	Letters to My Love
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	Young Only Yesterday
	You Made Me Love You
	You Are Too Beautiful
	There's No Such Thing as Love
	I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
	Deep River
	And the Heavens Cried
	I Saw Her Standing There
	Pop! Goes the Weasel
	What Now My Love?
	Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss
	Addio...Addio
	Strawberry Fair

1966	NEWLEY RECORDED - RCA Victor RD 7873 (U.K. LP), LSP 3614 (U.S. LP)
	Smile, Darn Ya, Smile
	No More
	Let's Begin
	I Have Dreamed
	This is the Beginning of the End
	All Together
	The Ballad of Yesterday's Idol
	Old Devil Moon
	Bye Bye Brown Eyes
	Run, Run, Run
	Keep Away
	Here I'll Stay

1967	DOCTOR DOLITTLE - 20th Century-Fox Records DTCS 5101 (LP); 
			   CD reissue:  Philips 314 534 500
		Music and Lyrics:  Leslie Bricusse
	Overture
	My Friend the Doctor
	The Vegetarian
	Talk to the Animals
	At the Crossroads
	I've Never Seen Anything Like It
	Beautiful Things
	When I Look In Your Eyes
	Like Animals
	After Today
	Fabulous Places
	Where Are the Words?
	I Think I Like You
	Something in Your Smile
	My Friend the Doctor

1967	ANTHONY NEWLEY SINGS THE SONGS FROM DOCTOR DOLITTLE - 
		RCA Victor LSP 3839 (LP)
	Talk to the Animals 
	Something in Your Smile
	I Think I Like You
	After Today
	Where Are the Words?
	My Friend the Doctor
	Beautiful Things
	Doctor Dolittle
	When I Look in Your Eyes
	At the Crossroads
	Fabulous Places

1968	Warner Bros. Records 7174 (45 rpm)
	SWEET NOVEMBER

Sweet November, they say you're wintry and grey
And yet this love that you bring
Is sweeter than spring and warmer than May.
Come December, when our November is through,
We'll face the winter and smile
For you know that I'll be staying with you.
When we remember November's sunshine
We won't mind December's rain;
For us it will be like sweet November again.

1969	CAN HIERONYMUS MERKIN EVER FORGET MERCY HUMPPE AND FIND TRUE HAPPINESS?
		Kapp Records KRS 5509 (LP)
		Music:  Anthony Newley; Lyrics:  Herbert Kretzmer
	Overture
	If All the World's a Stage
	Piccadilly Lily
	Oh, What a Son of a Bitch I Am
	Sweet Love Child
	Astrological Ballet
	Chalk & Cheese
	I'm All I Need
	On the Boards
	Lullaby
	Piccadilly Lily (reprise)
	Once Upon a Time
	When You Gotta Go
	I'm All I Need (reprise)
	Finale

1969	THE BEST OF ANTHONY NEWLEY - RCA LSP-4163
	Who Can I Turn To
	The Joker
	Where Would You Be Without Me?
	Solitude
	Smile, Darn Ya, Smile
	Talk to the Animals
	Something in Your Smile
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	Once in a Lifetime
	Gonna Build a Mountain
	The Party's Over

1969	THE ROMANTIC WORLD OF ANTHONY NEWLEY - Decca SPA 45
	What Now My Love
	Strawberry Fair
	The Father of Girls
	Deep River
	And the Heavens Cried
	You Made Me Love You
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	Yes! We Have no Bananas!
	If She Should Come to You
	I Saw Her Standing There
	Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss
	Pop Goes the Weasel

1970	FOR YOU - Bell Records 1101 (LP)
	You and Me - Inevitable
	I Flooded You with My Love
	What Sets You Apart?
	There is No Lyric for the Music of You
	We Took Our Love Outside
	Feline, Wild and Domesticated
	I Am a Fool
	Ocean, Greet My Love!
	Darling, It's Time
	The Secret Places
	I Want You for My Wife
	So That Now Remains Forever
	Your Mouth-Shaping Demands of One Syllable
	The Anatripsis of Love
	We Climb Yesterday's Stairway
	That Eternal Whore, Time
	The Eternal Instant of Our Parting
	Couples - I Do Not Envy Them
	I Reside in Hell
	Will the Windows Continue to Mock Me?
	Memoria

This is a spoken word album based on a book by Jennings Cobb.

1971	PURE IMAGINATION - MGM Records SE 4781 (LP)
	The Candy Man
	Pure Imagination
	Little Golden Clown
	Pop Goes the Weasel
	Cheer Up, Charlie
	There's No Such Thing as Love
	The Beautiful Land
	Best of all Worlds
	I've Got a Golden Ticket
	I'll Begin Again

1971	AIN'T IT FUNNY - MGM/Verve MV 5096 (LP)
	Overchewer
	The People Tree
	Ain't It Funny
	Me Without You
	The Good Old Bad Old Days
	It's a Musical World
	The Fool Who Dared to Dream
	Easy for You, Captain Candy
	I Do Not Love You
	What Did You Do in the Great War, Daddy?

1972	THE GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS - EMI Records/U.K. EMA 751 (LP); 
				    reissued as AEI/U.S. 1116 (LP)
		Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
	The Gold Old Bad Old Days
	Mustn't Grumble
	The Fool Who Dared to Dream
	The Wisdom of the World
	Thanksgiving Day
	And Women Must Wait
	Today
	Tomorrow
	Yesterday
	It's a Musical World
	I Do Not Love You
	A Cotton Pickin' Moon
	The Good Things in Life
	What's the Matter, God--Can't You Take a Joke?
	They've Got a Cure for Everything on Broadway
	The People Tree
	Broadway Finale

Newley again collaborated with Bricusse in this show, in which Newley played the Devil.  Before it opened, it was known briefly as IT'S A FUNNY OLD WORLD WE LIVE IN, BUT THE WORLD'S NOT ENTIRELY TO BLAME.  This opened on December 20, 1972 in London's West End at the Prince of Wales Theatre, ran for 309 performances, but never made it to Broadway. In fact, Newley himself never returned to the Great While Way in a book show; although he was heading there in 1983 with a musical version of CHAPLIN (as in Charlie Chaplin), which closed out of town.

1972	Columbia 45 rpm DB 8933
	The Good Old Bad Old Days
	Mister Sniffles

In 1974 Newley appeared for two weeks on Broadway in a show with Henry Mancini doing essentially his nightclub act.

1977	THE SINGER AND HIS SONGS - United Artists Records LA718-G (LP)
	Lunch With a Friend
	Shelby
	Learning to Love You Again
	Gay Girl
	My Last Song
	Teach the Children
	A Woman Holding Roses
	My Friend Howie
	The Man Who Makes You Laugh

1985    MR. PERSONALITY - Decca/U.K. Tab 84 (LP)
        Personality
        Strawberry Fair
        Why
        I've Waited So Long
        D-Darling
        Bee-Bom
        Once in a Lifetime
        Pop Goes the Weasel
        Do You Mind?
        That Noise
        If She Should Come to You
        And the Heavens Cried
        Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss
        What Kind of Fool Am I?

1989	First Night Records Score 20 (45 rpm)
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	Gonna Build a Mountain

1992	SCROOGE, THE MUSICAL - That's Entertainment Records 1194 (CD);
			       U.S. issue Jay 1272 (CD)
		Music and Lyrics:  Leslie Bricusse
	I Hate Christmas
	No Better Life
	I Hate Christmas (reprise)
	It's Not My Fault
	Happiness
	You...You
	It's Not My Fault (reprise)
	I Like Life
	A Better Life
	Thank You Very Much
	I'll Begin Again
	Finale
	bonus tracks:  A Better Life, I'll Begin Again

This musical version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, with music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, from the 1970 Albert Finney movie SCROOGE started regionally in Birmingham in 1992 and eventually opened November 1996 in London. Newley hoped to bring it to Broadway, but at the time there were competing versions: a one-man show with Patrick Stewart; and a different musical adaptation with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Alan Menken.

1992?	TOO MUCH WOMAN - BBI/UK (CD); issued in the U.S. as GNP/Crescendo 2243
	The Candy Man
	Too Much Woman
	Why?
	Rainbows
	Do You Mind?
	The Way That I Did
	Be-Bom
	Nearly Wonderful
	Who Can I Turn To?
	White Boy
	Autumn
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	Remember
	Centerfold

1994	THE SONGS OF LIONEL BART - Music Club/U.K. 176 (CD)
	Do You Mind?
	You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two
	Reviewing the Situation

1995	FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Carlton/U.K. 30362 (CD)
	Tradition
	If I Were a Rich Man
	Sabbath Prayer
	To Life
	The Dream
	Sunrise, Sunset
	Do You Love Me?
	Chava Sequence
	Anatevka

1996	THE VERY BEST OF ANTHONY NEWLEY - Carlton 30364 00122
	The Candy Man
	Too Much Woman
	Why?
	Rainbows
	Do You Mind?
	The Way That I Did
	Bebom
	Nearly Wonderful
	Who Can I Turn To?
	White Boy
	Autumn
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	Remember
	Centrefold
	If I Were a Rich Man
	Do You Love Me?
	Make 'Em Laugh
	Puttin' on the Ritz
	They Can't Take That Away From Me
	Thank Heaven for Little Girls

?	ANTHONY NEWLEY'S GREATEST HITS - Deram/U.K. 820 694 (CD)
	Personality
	Strawberry Fair
	Why?
	D-Darling
	Be-Bom
	Once in a Lifetime
	Pop! Goes the Weasel
	Do You Mind
	That Noise
	If She Should Come to You
	And the Heavens Cried
	Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	Someone to Love
	It's All Over
	Letters to My Love
	Lonely Boy and Pretty Girl
	I Get Along Without You Very Well
	Yes! We Have No Bananas
	The Little Golden Clown

1997	ONCE IN A LIFETIME:  THE ANTHONY NEWLEY COLLECTION - 
		Razor & Tie/U.S. RE 2145-2 (CD)
	On A Wonderful Day Like Today
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	Gonna Build a Mountain
	Who Can I Turn To?
	The Joker
	Once in a Lifetime
	The Candy Man
	Talk to the Animals
	Something in Your Smile
	This Time the Dream's on Me
	It's the Talk of the Town
	I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
	The People Tree
	I Do Not Love You
	The Good Old Bad Old Days

1997	THE VERY BEST OF ANTHONY NEWLEY - Spectrum Music 552 090-2
	Personality
	Why
	Do You Mind
	If She Should Come to You
	Strawberry Fair
	And the Heavens Cried
	Pop Goes the Weasel
	Bee-Bom
	What Kind of Fool Am I?
	D-Darling
	That Noise
	My Blue Angel
	Lifetime of Happiness
	I'll Walk Beside You
	She's Just Another Girl
	I've Waited So Long
	I Guess It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy
	Young Only Yesterday
	Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss
	You are Too Beautiful


2000	ON A WONDERFUL DAY LIKE TODAY BMG 74321 752592
On a Wonderful Day Like Today
When I Look In Your Eyes
Old Devil Moon
I Have Dreamed
The Joker
Look at That Face
Talk to the Animals
Feeling Good
Something in Your Smile
Doctor Dolittle
After Today
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile
This is The Beginning of the End
The Ballad of Yesterday's Idol
Here I'll Stay
My First Love Song
The Beautiful Land
Sweet Beginning
My Friend the Doctor
Beautiful Things
At the Crossroads
Where Would you Be Without Me?
Bye Bye, Brown Eyes
That's What It is to be Young
Keep Away
Who Can I Turn To?
2000 THE DECCA YEARS 1959-1964 (Decca 466 918-2) Idle on Parade I've Waited So Long Personality Someone to Love Why? Do You Mind? Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss If She Should Come to You Lifetime of Happiness Strawberry Fair And the Heavens Cried Lonely Boy and Pretty Girl Bee-Bom Once in a Lifetime D'darling I'll Walk Beside You That Noise There's No Such Thing as Love The Father of Girls You Made Me Love You I Wanna Be Rich Lumbered Gonna Build a Mountain Meilinki Meilchick Nag Nag Nag Mumbo Jumbo Someone Nice Like You What Kind of Fool Am I? Yes, We Have No Bananas You're Free I Was Never Kissed Before Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes All or Nothing at All Pack Up Your Troubles Pop Goes the Weasel Who Can Say Bye Bye Blackbird I Should Care Basin Street Blues By Myself Gone With the Wind The Thrill is Gone Love Is a Now and Then Thing When Your Lover Has Gone It's the Talk of the Town Speak Low I Get Along Without You Very Well Deep River What Now My Love? I Don't Want To Set the World on Fire What Kind of Fool Am I? My Clair De Lune Solitude I'll Teach You How to Cry The Party's Over

(This double CD is almost worth buying just for the photos and liner notes which were written by Raymond Horricks who produced these original recordings.  Among other anecdotes, he says that STRAWBERRY  FAIR "went at such a frantic lick that I remember it as the session when we wore out three guitarists."  He also reports that BEE-BOM was written by Johnny Worth to the theme tune of Tony's short lived British TV series GURNEY SLADE.  This is probably the only place Newley fans are going to get to hear on CD the songs he sung on the original British cast recording of STOP THE WORLD, including ONCE IN A LIFETIME, LUMBERED, GONNA BUILD A MOUNTAIN, MEILINKI MEILCHICK, NAG NAG NAG and MUMBO JUMBO.  The CD has 2 versions of WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I, one from the Broadway original cast album, but not the one from the British original cast album.)

Nothing much seems to have been mentioned about Newley's sense of humor.  In fact, in addition to writing humorous songs, he often seemed to have chosen songs to record which were funny and kind of "music hall" type songs, including YES! WE HAVE NO BANANAS, POP GOES THE WEASEL, PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES , STRAWBERRY FAIR and ALL TOGETHER, the lyrics of which I list here:

ALL TOGETHER (Miles Rudge - Ted Dick)

It goes all together, with a pum tiddle liddle
Can't think whether there's a pum in the middle
Once you've heard it you'll sing it all day long - 
What a lovely song!  Hang on a mo--

It goes all together, and it-- no, wait a minute -
Can't think whether there's a pum tiddle in it -
What a pity, I've forgotten it because
You'd love it, I know, if I knew what it was.

The bit in the middle is kind of sort of
More like a waltz gone wrong.
A singable song of the sort that we're short of
As soon as I begin
You'll want to join in -

It goes all together, but there's no use in going
Hell for leather, when there's no way of knowing
Even whether I'm singing it all wrong
So hang on a mo--
While I have a go
At sorting out this simple yet very unforgettable song.

The fella what sung it was kind of, sort of
More or less drunk with song.
Long in the hair, it was breath he was short of
As soon as I heard it I knew every word
Of this song that I heard.

It goes all together with a pum tiddle liddle
Can't think whether there's a pum in the middle
Words were clever, what a lovely song
No, hang on a mo--
I remember every part of it
Oh, let yourself go,
And we'll do it from the start of it:
Now, all together, we're getting in the mood-
No, hang on a mo--
It's rude!

In addition to writing the score with Leslie Bricusse for 1971's film WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Newley wrote the score for the 1975 film MR. QUILP (now broadcast on TV under THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP) and, with Bricusse, the title song for the 1968 film SWEET NOVEMBER; and, finally with Bricusse, the songs for the 1976 TV version of PETER PAN.  He also co-wrote with Stanley Ralph Ross the book, music and lyrics for the 1983 stage show CHAPLIN and created the 1985 revue ONCE UPON A SONG.  Newley had been working for many years on a musical version of RICHARD III and sang some of these songs during his last New York cabaret appearance at Rainbow and Stars in 1996.  The BMI database lists over 150 songs for which Newley wrote the music or lyrics.  His four U.S. hit songs were Why?, If She Should Come to You, Pop Goes the Weasel and What Kind of Fool Am I?   By contrast, he had 12 hit singles in three years in the U.K., all included in the 1997 CD, THE VERY BEST OF ANTHONY NEWLEY.  He and Bricusse won two Ivor Novello Awards, for Best Musical Score (STOP THE WORLD) and Best Song (WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?).  Newley went from child star to pop idol, to composer, author, director and leading man and leaves an amazing body of work.

Garth Bardsley has written an authorized biography of Newley entitled STOP THE WORLD - THE BIOGRAPHY OF ANTHONY NEWLEY published by Oberon Books (2003).  Leslie Bricusse's autobiography THE MUSIC MAN (Metro Publishing Ltd. 2006) contains interesting insights into the creation of STOP THE WORLD and THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT.

You can hear full versions of Newley singing some songs if you click here.


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