Chad & Jeremy were one of a handful of British Invasion era acts that actually became more popular in the US than they ever were in the
UK, despite initial UK chart success with the hit Yesterday's Gone. Their U.S. label, World Artists, scored a Top 20 American hit with the same track, followed in August, 1964 by A Summer Song, which cracked the Billboard Top Five.
Chad & Jeremy's folk-oriented style brought a sophistication to the genre that was unmatched by their contemporaries. In late 1964, Chad & Jeremy made their American television debut on The Hollywood Palace show. William Morris agent John Hartman was so impressed with their performance that he offered his representation, which resulted in appearances on hugely popular sitcoms The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Patty Duke Show. Chad & Jeremy were television fixtures for years to come, additionally appearing on The Danny Kaye Show, Shindig, and Hullabaloo. Today their US hits are still in constant rotation on US Oldies radio stations and the duo are still touring today.
This essential single disc set features the great
classics from Chad & Jeremy at the height of
their career in the 1960s and includes the hits A Summer Song, Yesterday s Gone and Willow Weep For Me. Yesterday's Gone, the cd, gathers together eighteen of their much loved recordings for the Ember and World Artists labels.
Highly regarded UK label Acrobat Music is launching its US operations on October 21st 2008 with this as well as other re-issues that offer high quality and excellent value. All of the Premier Collection titles are showcased in deluxe packages with unique, consistent packaging, which include o-cards, extensive liner notes and either a large number of tracks or lengthy play time. Acrobat will be establishing its presence as the premier independent re-issue label in the US through its distribution deal with TVT Distribution.