1956

FEVER * LITTLE WILLIE JOHN * PARLOPHONE 4209 * UK

Although this, the original version of Fever, was a hit in the R&B market, and had cross-over appeal selling reasonably well in the Pop field, it was Peggy Lee (see below) who  made the song famous two years later in 1958. Since then it has been covered and recorded innumerable times in many different genres, notably by top group The Cramps in 1980.

 It was first released on the King label #4935, some copies issued with a picture sleeve! Little Willie John first recorded for King age 17 in 1955 with All Around The World #4818; the above 10" 78 RPM was his first UK release.

FEVER * PEGGY LEE * CAPITOL 14902 * UK

See also:

Talk To Me, Talk To Me Autumn Leaves All Around The World Walk Slow

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