The Pied Piper (song)
"The Pied Piper" is a pop song written by the duo The Changin' Times consisting of Steve Duboff and Artie Kornfeld, who first recorded it in 1965, their version reached #87 on the Billboard Hot 100. However when British pop singer Crispian St. Peters recorded it he scored a major hit with the single during the summer of 1966 when it went to #4 in the United States, #5 in the United Kingdom, and #1 in Canada.
|"The Pied Piper"|
|Single by Crispian St. Peters|
|from the album Follow Me...|
|B-side||"Sweet Dawn My True Love"|
|Released||March 8, 1966|
|Label||Decca 12359 (UK)|
Jamie 1320 (US)
London 2512 (Canada)
|Songwriter(s)||Steve Duboff, Artie Kornfeld|
|Crispian St. Peters singles chronology|
The song's title came from the German folklore fairy tale and its titular character The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
- In Italy a well-known cover version was made, with the title "Bandiera gialla" ("Yellow flag"), sung by local artist Gianni Pettenati and the theme song of a popular radio program of that era targeted to the young people.
- Jamaican reggae duo Bob and Marcia had a Top 20 hit with their version, taking the song to UK #11 in July 1971.
- Cher also covered the song on her 1966 self-titled album.
- Rita Marley covered the song in 1967.
- The Changin' Times, "Pied Piper" chart position Retrieved June 18, 2015.
- Songs from the Year 1966
- Library and Archives Canada. RPM 100 Week of July 18, 1966 Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1966-08-01. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
- "The Irish Charts – Search Results – The Pied Piper". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
- Flavour of New Zealand, 15 July 1966
- "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
- Cash Box Top 100 Singles, July 30, 1966
- "Top 100 Hits of 1966/Top 100 Songs of 1966". musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
- http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/60s_files/1966YESP.html Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 24, 1966
- "The Good Oil: Road safety in school". New Zealand Herald. 2000-06-30.
- YouTube - Toyota Echo Australian TV ad (2000) - "Follow me, I'm the pied piper..."
- Four Donkey Films - production company for the advertisement
- L'almanacco di Radioscrigno Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- Bob and Marcia, "Pied Piper" chart position Retrieved June 18, 2015.