We Are Marshall
We Are Marshall is a 2006 American historical drama biopic film directed by McG. It depicts the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people: 37 football players on the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team, along with five coaches, two athletic trainers, the athletic director, 25 boosters, a crew of five. Matthew McConaughey stars as head coach Jack Lengyel, with Matthew Fox as assistant coach William "Red" Dawson, David Strathairn as university president Donald Dedmon, Robert Patrick as ill-fated Marshall head coach Rick Tolley. Then-governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue has a cameo role as an East Carolina University football coach, it was written by Jamie Linden. The film addressed rebuilding the healing that the community undergoes. Dr. Keith Spears was the Marshall University consultant. On the evening of November 14, 1970, Southern Airways Flight 932, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 chartered by Marshall University to transport the Thundering Herd football team back to Huntington, West Virginia following their 17–14 defeat to the East Carolina University Pirates, clips trees on a ridge just one mile short of the runway at Tri-State Airport in Ceredo, West Virginia, crashes into a nearby gully, killing all 75 people on board.
The deceased include the 37 players. In the wake of the tragedy, University President Donald Dedmon leans towards indefinitely suspending the football program, but he is persuaded to reconsider by the pleas of the Marshall students and Huntington residents, the few football players who didn't make the flight, led by Nate Ruffin. Dedmon hires Jack Lengyel as head coach who, with the help of Red Dawson manages to rebuild the team in a short time, despite losing many of their prospects to West Virginia University. Dedmon travels to Kansas City, where he pleads with the NCAA to waive their rule prohibiting freshmen from playing varsity football. Dedmon returns victorious; the new team is composed of the 18 returning players and walk-on athletes from other Marshall sports programs. Due to their lack of experience, the "Young Thundering Herd" ends up losing its first game, 29–6, to the Morehead State Eagles; the loss weighs on Dawson and Ruffin, hurt in the first play of the game. The Herd's first post-crash victory is a 15–13 win against Xavier University in the first home game of the season.
Matthew McConaughey – Jack Lengyel Matthew Fox – William "Red" Dawson Anthony Mackie – Nate Ruffin Arlen Escarpeta – Reggie Oliver David Strathairn – Donald Dedmon Ian McShane – Paul Griffen Kate Mara – Annie Cantrell January Jones – Carole Dawson Kimberly Williams-Paisley – Sandy Lengyel Brian Geraghty – Tom Bogdan Tommy Cresswell – Gene Morehouse Christian Kanupke – Keith Morehouse Nina Jones – Mrs. Morehouse Mike Pniewski – Bobby Bowden Wilbur Fitzgerald – Fireman Robert Patrick – Coach Rick Tolley Filming of We Are Marshall commenced on April 3, 2006, in Huntington, West Virginia, was completed in Atlanta, Georgia; the premiere for the film was held at the Keith Albee Theater on December 2006, in Huntington. The movie was released nationwide on December 22, 2006. We Are Marshall was released on DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray in the United States on September 18, 2007. Deborah Novak and John Witek, who produced the 2000 documentary Marshall University: Ashes to Glory, filed a $40 million lawsuit in federal court in California accusing Warner Bros. and others associated with the We Are Marshall film of fraud, copyright infringement, breach of contract.
Novak, who directed Marshall University: Ashes to Glory, is a Huntington native and Marshall alumnus. In October 2008, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in a summary judgment in favor of Warner Bros; the film received mixed reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 49% out of 124 professional critics gave the film a positive review, with an average rating of 5.8/10 and the site consensus stating: "Matthew McConaughey runs We Are Marshall to the end zone, but can't stop it from taking the easy, feel-good route in memorializing this historic event in American sports."The film's directing was criticized by many reviewers. Peter Hartlaub, from the San Francisco Chronicle, blamed director McG for "half of the movie problems" and went further on saying that "He has a kinetic and kitschy style that could make next year's "Hot Wheels" movie a surprise hit, but he's out of place here." Peter Howell from the Toronto Star said the film lacked genuine conflict. McConaughey's performance was, according to some critics, one of the film's highlights.
Roger Moore from the Orlando Sentinel gave it 4 stars out of 5 and said in his review that "We Are Marshall doesn't always have a handle on the grief, but it does keep emotions close to the surface. That allows McConaughey to be the most refreshing and believable he has been." Official website We Are Marshall on IMDb We Are Marshall at Box Office Mojo We Are Marshall at Metacritic We Are Marshall at Marshall University
Kent Music Report
The Kent Music Report was a weekly record chart of Australian music singles and albums, compiled by music enthusiast David Kent from May 1974 through to 1988. After 1988, the Australian Recording Industry Association, using the report under licence for a number of years, chose to produce their own listing as the ARIA Charts. Before the Kent Report, Go-Set magazine published weekly Top-40 Singles from 1966, Album charts from 1970 until the magazine's demise in August 1974. David Kent publicised the Australian charts from 1940–1973 in a retrospective fashion using state by state chart data obtained from various Australian radio stations. Kent had spent a number of years working in the music industry at both EMI and Phonogram records and had developed the report as a hobby. The'Kent Music Report' was first released on a commercial basis in July 1974 and was offered for subscription; the report data was based on radio station charts from around the country, which were amalgamated using a points based ranking system that Kent had developed.
These radio station charts were compiled using data collected from local record stores and, as such, were based on retail sales. In 1976, as funding from subscriptions grew, Kent himself started collecting sales data from retail stores to supplement the radio station charts, his operation grew and staff were employed to assist with research. Within a year or so, the major record companies started using the Report for their own marketing programs and it had established itself as the leading national chart publication. From 1982, retail sales data collected by Kent and his staff were used and radio station charts were dropped from the primary tabulations; some radio station chart. At about the same time, the Australian Recording Industry Association was established by the major record companies, being EMI, Festival Records, CBS, RCA, WEA and Polygram. From 1983 until 1988 ARIA had a licensing arrangement with Kent to use the Report under their own banner; the Kent Report continued however and in 1987 was rebadged as the'Australian Music Report'.
In 1988 the arrangement with ARIA ended and the ARIA Charts were produced in-house by the Association. In April 1998, the AMR charts ceased publishing, leaving the ARIA charts as the only nationally recognised chart publication. In 1993, David Kent published his Australian Chart Book 1970 - 1992; this was based on his chart data published as the "Kent Music Report" from May 1974 onwards. He specially "retro-calculated" charts based on state-based Australian radio station charts available to him dated before May 1974, to fill in the missing years. On this basis, he put together Australian national charts from 1940 - 1969, published as Australian Chart Book 1940 - 1969 in 2005. Before 1949, radio station music charts in Australia were only available on a monthly basis, this is reflected in his published data. Although ARIA published the official Australian National charts from 1988 onwards, Kent continued to calculate charts from this date, data from which were published in a third book in his Australian Chart Book series.
David Kent. Australian Chart Book 1970 - 1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N. S. W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. David Kent. Australian Chart Book 1940 - 1969. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N. S. W. ISBN 0-646-44439-5. David Kent. Australian Chart Book 1993 - 2005. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N. S. W. ISBN 0-646-45889-2. David Kent's Australian Chart Book website
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead is a 1991 American coming-of-age black comedy film directed by Stephen Herek and starring Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, Josh Charles, David Duchovny. The plot focuses on seventeen-year-old Sue Ellen Crandell, whose mother leaves for a two-month summer vacation in Australia, putting all five siblings in the care of an evil tyrannical elderly babysitter; when the babysitter dies in her sleep, Sue Ellen assumes the role as head of the household to prevent her mother from returning home early. She fakes a resume to get a job in the fashion industry, but proves capable and lucky enough to succeed. Sue Ellen Crandell is a 17-year-old high school graduate who, due to a lack of funds, cannot go to Europe for the summer with her friends, she is about to head to college in the fall. However, when her divorced mother goes on a vacation to Australia with her boyfriend, Sue Ellen looks forward to an entire summer of freedom with her siblings: 16-year old slacker/stoner Kenny, 14-year-old ladies' man Zach, 13-year-old tomboy Melissa, 11-year-old TV fanatic Walter.
Much to Sue Ellen's dismay, her mother hires a live-in babysitter, Mrs. Sturak, a sweet, humble old woman who assures Mrs. Crandell that she can take care of all five children; as soon as Mrs. Crandell leaves, Mrs. Sturak shows her true colors as an evil tyrant drawing the ire of the children. However, she dies of a heart attack; when her body is discovered by Sue Ellen, the children agree to stuff the babysitter in a trunk and drop her off at a local funeral home and keep her car. They discover that the envelope given to Mrs. Sturak by their mother with their summer money is empty. With no money to pay the family's bills, Sue Ellen finds work at a fast food restaurant called Clown Dog. Despite a budding relationship with her co-worker named Bryan, she quits because of the obnoxious manager. Sue Ellen forges a résumé under the guise of a young fashion designer and applies at General Apparel West, hoping to secure a job as a receptionist. However, Rose Lindsey, a company executive, finds her résumé so impressive that she offers Sue Ellen a job as an executive assistant, much to the chagrin of Carolyn, a receptionist on Rose's floor, in line for the job.
While having dinner at a restaurant that night, Mrs. Sturak's car is stolen by drag queens, forcing Sue Ellen to call in a favor from Bryan to bring them home. Sue Ellen obtains the keys to her mother's Volvo, begins stealing from petty cash at GAW to support the family, intending to return it when she receives her paycheck. At work, Sue Ellen has to balance the adult responsibilities thrust upon her while still trying to enjoy herself as a teenager; the double life strains her relationship with Bryan when she discovers that he and Carolyn are brother and sister. Sue Ellen finds herself tested when she learns that GAW is in danger of going out of business, she takes it upon herself to create a new clothing line and Rose suggests holding a fashion show to exhibit their new designs. Sue Ellen offers to host the party, convincing her siblings to help clean up the house, beautify the yard, act as caterers. Although she manages to pull off the party, it comes to an end when Mrs. Crandell comes home early and catches Sue Ellen in the act, forcing her to confess her lie in front of everyone.
While apologizing to Rose after the party, Sue Ellen learns that her unique designs had saved GAW. Rose offers the real Sue Ellen the job as her personal assistant, which she respectfully declines in favor of going to college first. Rose tells Sue Ellen that she can "pull some strings" to get her in to Vassar and they make plans to get together for dinner. In the end, Sue Ellen and Bryan make up, but are soon interrupted by Mrs. Crandell, who inquires about Mrs. Sturak's whereabouts; as the credits roll, the scene cuts away to the cemetery, where two morticians look over a gravestone that reads "Nice Old Lady Inside, Died of Natural Causes." Christina Applegate as Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell Joanna Cassidy as Rose Lindsey John Getz as Gus Brandon Keith Coogan as Kenneth "Kenny" Crandell Josh Charles as Bryan Concetta Tomei as Mrs. Crandell David Duchovny as Bruce Kimmy Robertson as Cathy Henderson Jayne Brook as Carolyn Eda Reiss Merin as Mrs. Sturak Robert Hy Gorman as Walter Crandell Danielle Harris as Melissa Crandell Christopher Pettiet as Zach Crandell Jeff Bollow as Mole Michael Kopelow as Hellhound Dan Castellaneta as Animated Mrs. Sturak "Draggin' the Line", performed by Beat Goes Bang "Perfect World", performed by Alias "What She Don't Know", performed by Flame "Keep the Faith", performed by Valentine "Chains", performed by Lorraine Lewis "I Only Have Eyes For You", performed by Timothy B.
Schmit "The Best Thing", performed by Boom Crash Opera "Viva La Vogue", performed by Army of Lovers "Stampede", performed by Brad Gillis "Bitter", performed by Terrell "Life's Rich Tapestry", performed by Modern English "Children of the Fire", performed by Mike Reeves "Runnin' on Luck Again", performed by Valentine "Gimme Some Money", performed by Spinal Tap "As Time Goes By", written by Herman Hupfield " The Tender Trap", lyrics and music Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heussen "Twilight Zone Theme", written by Marius Constant Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 33% based on reviews from 27 critics, with an average score of 4/10. The New York Post called Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead the best teen hit of 1991. Several reviewers compared the movie unfavorably to the then-recent hit Home Alone, with Peter Travers of Rolling Stone stating: "Blame the smash of'
Tommy James and the Shondells
Tommy James and the Shondells are an American rock band, formed in Niles, Michigan in 1964. They had two No. 1 singles in the U. S. "Hanky Panky" and "Crimson and Clover", charted twelve other Top 40 hits, including five in the Hot 100's top ten: "I Think We're Alone Now", "Mirage", "Mony Mony", "Sweet Cherry Wine", "Crystal Blue Persuasion". The band The Echoes formed in 1959 in Niles, Michigan evolved into Tom and the Tornadoes, with 12-year-old Tommy James as lead singer. While attending Niles Public High School in Niles MI the group released its first single, "Long Pony Tail", in 1962. In 1964 James renamed the band the Shondells because the name "sounded good" and in honor of singer Troy Shondell, famous for his 1961 release "This Time." At this time, the band included Tommy James, Larry Coverdale, Larry Wright, Craig Villeneuve and Jim Payne. In February 1964 the band recorded the Jeff Barry–Ellie Greenwich song "Hanky Panky". Although he could be found at playing at Niles High School events, his popularity locally continued to grow.
Released Records, a local label, James's version sold respectably in Michigan and Illinois, but Snap Records had no national distribution. The band toured the eastern Midwest; the single failed to chart nationally and the Shondells disbanded in 1965 after its members graduated from high school. After first considering taking a job outside of music, James decided to form a new band, the Koachmen, with Shondells guitarist Larry Coverdale and members of a rival group called the Spinners; the Koachmen played a circuit of clubs in the Midwest through the summer and fall of 1965 but returned to Niles in February 1966, after the gigs dried up, to plot their next move. Meanwhile, in 1965, Pittsburgh dance promoter Bob Mack had unearthed the forgotten single "Hanky Panky", playing it at various dance parties, radio stations there touted it as an "exclusive". Listener response encouraged regular play, demand soared. Bootleggers responded by printing 80,000 black market copies of the recording, which were sold in Pennsylvania stores.
James first learned of all this activity in April 1966 after getting a telephone call from Pittsburgh disc jockey "Mad Mike" Metro to come and perform the song. James attempted to contact other members of the Shondells, but they had all moved away, joined the service or gotten married and left the music business altogether. In April 1966, James went by himself to make promotional appearances for the Pittsburgh radio station in nightclubs and on local television, he recruited a quintet out of Pennsylvania. At the Thunderbird Lounge in Greensburg called the Raconteurs – Joe Kessler, Ron Rosman, George Magura, Mike Vale, Johnnie Hogg – as the new Shondells. "I had no group, I had to put one together fast," recalled James. "I was in a Greensburg, P. A. club one night, I walked up to a group, playing that I thought was pretty good and asked them if they wanted to be the Shondells. They said yes, off we went."With a touring group to promote the single, James went to New York City, where he sold the master of "Hanky Panky" to Roulette Records, at which time he changed his last name to James.
With national promotion, the single became a No. 1 hit in July 1966. Before long and Hogg were forced to leave after a dispute when planned monies were not paid to them by Roulette, a label associated with organized crime, whose head, Morris Levy, was the inspiration for the Herman "Hesh" Rabkin character on The Sopranos, they were replaced by Peter Lucia. At first, Tommy James and His Shondells played straightforward rock and roll, but soon became involved in the budding bubblegum music movement. In early 1967 songwriter Ritchie Cordell gave them the No. 4 hit "I Think We're Alone Now" and the No. 10 hit "Mirage". In 1968, James had a No. 3 hit with "Mony Mony". Co-written by James, Cordell's writing partner Bo Gentry, Bobby Bloom, "Mony Mony" reached No. 3 in the US and was a British No. 1 in 1968. The title was inspired by a flashing sign for Mutual Of New York visible from James's apartment balcony in New York, he followed it with the song "Do Something to Me". However, James was labeled as a bubblegum pop artist.
Therefore, he changed his style to psychedelic rock. From late 1968, the group began writing their own songs, with James and Lucia penning the psychedelic tinged classic "Crimson and Clover"; the song was recorded and mixed by Bruce Staple, with James tackling vocal duties and playing many of the instruments himself, featured the creative use of studio effects such as delay and tremolo. The group had toured with Vice President Hubert Humphrey during his presidential campaign. Humphrey showed his appreciation by writing the liner notes for the Clover album. Further hits included "Sweet Cherry Wine", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", "Ball of Fire", all from 1969, they produced "Sugar on Sunday" covered by the Clique. As the band embraced the sounds of psychedelia, they were invited to perform at the Woodstock concert but declined; the group continued until 1970. At a concert in Birmingham, Alabama in March of that year, an exhausted James collapsed after coming off stage from a reaction to drugs and was pronounced dead.
He recovered and decided to move to the country to rest and recuperate, left the band. His four bandmates carried on for a short while under the name of "Hog Heaven", releasin
R. E. M. was an American rock band from Athens, formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, lead vocalist Michael Stipe. One of the first alternative rock bands, R. E. M. was noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe's distinctive vocal quality and obscure lyrics, Mills' melodic basslines and backing vocals, Berry's tight, economical style of drumming. R. E. M. Released its first single—"Radio Free Europe"—in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone; the single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I. R. S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R. E. M. Achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love"; the group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.
By the early 1990s, when alternative rock began to experience broad mainstream success, R. E. M. was viewed by subsequent acts such as Pavement as a pioneer of the genre. The band released its two most commercially successful albums, Out of Time and Automatic for the People, which veered from the band's established sound and catapulted it to international fame. R. E. M.'s 1994 release, was a return to a more rock-oriented sound, but still continued its run of success. The band began its first tour in six years to support the album. In 1996, R. E. M. Re-signed with Warner Bros. for a reported US$80 million, at the time the most expensive recording contract in history. Its 1996 release, New Adventures in Hi-Fi, though critically acclaimed, fared worse commercially than its predecessors; the following year, Bill Berry left the band, while Stipe and Mills continued the group as a trio. Through some changes in musical style, the band continued its career into the next decade with mixed critical and commercial success, despite having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide and becoming one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.
In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in their first year of eligibility. R. E. M. Disbanded amicably in September 2011, announcing the split on its website. In January 1980, Michael Stipe met Peter Buck in Wuxtry Records, the Athens record store where Buck worked; the pair discovered that they shared similar tastes in music in punk rock and protopunk artists like Patti Smith and the Velvet Underground. Stipe said, "It turns out that I was buying all the records, saving for himself." Through mutual friend Kathleen O'Brien and Buck met fellow University of Georgia students Mike Mills and Bill Berry, who had played music together since high school and lived together in Georgia. The quartet agreed to collaborate on several songs, their still-unnamed band spent a few months rehearsing in a deconsecrated Episcopal church in Athens, played its first show on April 5, 1980, supporting The Side Effects at O'Brien's birthday party held in the same church, performing a mix of originals and 1960s and 1970s covers.
After considering Twisted Kites, Cans of Piss, Negro Eyes, the band settled on "R. E. M.", which Stipe selected at random from a dictionary. The band members dropped out of school to focus on their developing group, they found a manager in Jefferson Holt, a record store clerk, so impressed by an R. E. M. performance in his hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that he moved to Athens. R. E. M.'s success was immediate in Athens and surrounding areas. Over the next year and a half, R. E. M. Toured throughout the Southern United States. Touring was arduous because a touring circuit for alternative rock bands did not exist; the group toured in an old blue van driven by Holt, lived on a food allowance of $2 each per day. During April 1981, R. E. M. recorded its first single, "Radio Free Europe", at producer Mitch Easter's Drive-In Studios in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Distributing it as a four-track demo tape to clubs, record labels and magazines, the single was released in July 1981 on the local independent record label Hib-Tone with an initial pressing of 1,000 copies—600 of which were sent out as promotional copies.
The single sold out, another 6,000 copies were pressed due to popular demand, despite the original pressing leaving off the record label's contact details. Despite its limited pressing, the single garnered critical acclaim, was listed as one of the ten best singles of the year by The New York Times. R. E. M. recorded the Chronic Town EP with Mitch Easter in October 1981, planned to release it on a new indie label named Dasht Hopes. However, I. R. S. Records acquired a demo of the band's first recording session with Easter, circulating for months; the band turned down the advances of major label RCA Records in favor of I. R. S. with whom it signed a contract in May 1982. I. R. S. Released Chronic Town that August as its first American release. A positive review of the EP by NME praised the songs' auras of mystery, concluded, "R. E. M. Ring true, it's great to hear something as unforced and cunning as this."I. R. S. First paired R. E. M. with producer Stephen Hague to record its debut album. Hague's emphasis on technical perfection le
Crimson and Clover
"Crimson and Clover" is a 1968 song by American rock band Tommy James and the Shondells. Written by the duo of Tommy James and drummer Peter Lucia Jr. it was intended as a change in direction of the group's sound and composition. "Crimson and Clover" was released in late 1968 as a rough mix. It spent 16 weeks on the U. S. charts, reaching number one in the United States and other countries. The single has sold 5 million copies, making it the Shondells' best-selling song, it has been covered by many artists including Prince. In 2006, Pitchfork Media named it the 57th best song of the 1960s. Following the release of "Mony Mony", Tommy James wanted to change direction of the group's sound, began producing his own material. At the time, James said this was out of "necessity and ambition", wanting to move from singles into albums, he departed from the group's principal songwriters Bo Gentry and Ritchie Cordell, was given complete artistic control by Roulette Records. The title, "Crimson and Clover", was decided.
The combination of unknown meaning came to James as he was waking up, comprising his favorite color – crimson – and his favorite flower – clover. A song to fit the phrase was scrapped, his following collaboration with drummer Peter Lucia, Jr. was more successful. During the song's production, Roulette Records wanted a new single, so the group agreed to release "Do Something to Me" to gain time to complete the song. "Crimson and Clover" was recorded in late 1968 in about five hours and is one of the earliest songs recorded on 16-track equipment. Tommy James played most of the instruments, while Mike Vale played bass and Peter Lucia, Jr. played drums. The song contains a tremolo effect on the guitar, set so that it vibrated in time with the song's rhythm. Near the end of the recording, the band had an idea of utilizing the tremolo effect with vocals. To achieve this, the voice microphone was plugged into an Ampeg guitar amplifier with tremolo turned on, the output from the amplifier was recorded while James sang "Crimson and clover and over".
Tommy James made a rough mix of "Crimson and Clover" to show to Roulette Records executive Morris Levy for evaluation. The band was still intending to echo. A few days James stopped at Chicago radio station WLS where he had had a positive experience, to get their reaction. After an interview discussing the single, he was persuaded to play the rough mix off-air for WLS. Unbeknownst to James, the station recorded the song which they aired with little delay – in November 1968 – as a "world exclusive". Morris Levy had pleaded with WLS not to play the record prematurely, before its release, but listener response changed his mind. Roulette Records produced a specially pressed single and shipped it to listeners who called about the song. Eight hundred copies were sent to WLS for promotional purposes. Levy refused to let James produce the final mix he wanted, the single was released using the rough mix, with "Some Kind of Love" as its B-Side."Crimson and Clover" entered the U. S. charts on December 14, where it stayed for 16 weeks on Billboard Hot 100 and 15 weeks on Cash Box Top 100.
Following a performance of the song on The Ed Sullivan Show on January 26, it became number one on February 1, 1969, a position held for one week on Cash Box Top 100 and two weeks on both Billboard Hot 100 and Record World 100 Top Pops. Internationally, the song reached number one in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, it charted in Austria, France, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Despite this, the song did not chart in the United Kingdom. Based on suggestions from radio stations, Tommy James and The Shondells chose to create a longer version of "Crimson and Clover" for the album; the first two verses were copied without lead vocals and overdubbed with guitar solos by Shondells guitarist Ed Gray using steel guitars and fuzz guitars. During tape copying a slight speed error was inadvertently introduced; this resulted in a small drop in pitch during the new guitar solo sections. The album titled Crimson and Clover, was released in January 1969 and reached a peak of #8 on the Billboard 200.
The version of "Crimson and Clover" on the 1991 Crimson and Clover/Cellophane Symphony CD is the same as the original album version. The CD booklet states that "Crimson and Clover" is now as it was "meant to be heard," and that Tommy James is "very satisfied" with the reissue of the recordings in CD format; the reissue single of "Crimson and Clover" was pressed with the longer album version although the label still shows the original single version playing time of 3:23. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts covered "Crimson and Clover" on their debut LP in 1982, they reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their rendition, their second-highest charting hit in the U. S, they reached #4 in Canada and #6 in Australia, in addition to charting in parts of Europe. "Crimson and Clover" has been covered by many other artists, some of whom have charted with the song. Patrick Samson reached #1 in Italy with the 1969 cover