Silver Dollar - Sheet music download.

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Silver Dollar.
By Jack Palmer & Clarke Van Ness.
Featured by Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra.
Recorded by Eve Young on London Records.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Cyril Stapleton (31 December 1914 - 25 February 1974) was an English violinist and jazz bandleader.

Born in Mapperley, Nottingham, Stapleton began playing violin at age 7, and played on local radio at the age of 12. He performed on the BBC Radio often in his teenage years, and played in film orchestras accompanying silent films. He attended Trinity College of Music in London, and played in a dance band there led by Henry Hall. This ensemble also played on the BBC and made several recordings for EMI. After losing his position in the band, he went back to Nottingham and formed his own.

In the 1930s, Stapleton toured South Africa with the Jack Payne Orchestra. Later in the decade Stapleton and his band relocated to London; they won their own spot performing on the BBC in 1939. World War II interrupted Stapleton's musical career, as he joined the Royal Air Force late in 1939. While enlisted, he played in the RAF Symphony Orchestra.

Following the war, Stapleton played with the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. In 1947, he recreated his band, and quickly won back slots on the BBC; among the singers he accompanied were Dick James and Frank Sinatra. As leader of the BBC Show Band, Stapleton became a fixture on the English musical scene, broadcast across the nation throughout the mid 1950s. Players in the ensemble who went on to fame in their own right are Bill McGuffie, Tommy Whittle, and Matt Monro.

In 1957, the BBC disbanded the Show Band, and Stapleton immediately reassembled his own group. He even managed two chart hits in the United States with the instrumental "The Italian Theme" (#25, 1956) and "The Children's Marching Song (Nick Nack Paddy Whack)" (#13, 1959). Stapleton continued to tour and record into the 1970s; in 1965 he also became head of A&R for Pye Records.

Stapleton died in 1974, at the age of 59.



Eva Nadauld, known professionally as Karen Chandler, was an American singer of popular music during the 1940s and 1950s best known for her 1952 hit, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me".

[edit] BiographyBorn in Rexburg, Idaho, she began her singing career under the name Eve Young while still a student at Brigham Young University, and it is possible that the university's name influenced her choice of stage name. She used the name Young as it was her Mother's maiden name; the Young family was well known for their musical talents and locally called the "Singin' Swingin' Youngs".

She made her national debut on Benny Goodman's NBC radio showcase on July 8, 1946, singing "I Don't Know Why," and became the Goodman Orchestra's featured vocalist for the remainder of that year.

By early 1947, she joined the cast of the television showcase Musical Merry-Go-Round and was subsequently signed to RCA Victor as a solo artist. She made her chart debut a year later with "Cuanto la Gusta" before recording "My Darling, My Darling" as a duet with the Drugstore Cowboys vocalist Jack Lathrop. Although both of these records were hits, her subsequent releases, such as "Laughing Boy" and "It's Me" achieved less success, and in 1950 RCA terminated her contract.


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