After listening to the words and melody this morning half a dozen times, it became self-evident that I would never be able to sing this song in precisely the same style as Glen Campbell’s version of the song. It was clear that I would need to make several key changes in my version besides tweaking a few of the words and notes. What I finished up with strays considerably from the original Glen Campbell version in its vocal crescendo passages; enough to truly say, 'this is my version'; a softer and less intense presentation. I hope that my changes have not spoiled this song for you but has instead provided you with another side of a wonderful song that is sung by a very ordinary 76-year-old singer who, quite frankly, doesn't give a dam!
Turn around, Look at Me’ was written by Jerry Capehart and was released as a single in 1961. This was Campbell’s first song to chart in the United States, hitting number 62 on the Billboard Top 100.
In 1964, while the ‘Bee Gees’ were still in Australia, they released a version of the song which did not chart. In 1968, ‘The Vogues’ released their remake as a single. This version was by far the most successful, reaching number 7 on the Hot 100.
Love and peace. Bill xxx