Songs written by Mitch Murray

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  1. The Night Chicago Died

    The Night Chicago Died (1974)


    "The Night Chicago Died" is a song by the British group Paper Lace, written by Peter Callander and Mitch Murray. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in 1974, reached number 3 in the UK charts, and number 2 in Canada. It is about a fictional shoot-out between the Chicago Police and members of the Al Capone Syndicate. The narrator retells his mother's anguish while awaiting news of the fate of her husband, a Chicago policeman.

  2. The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde

    The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde (1967)


    "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" is a song recorded by the English R&B singer Georgie Fame. Released as a single, the song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 24 January 1968, remaining for one week. The song reached number seven in the United States later the same year.

  3. Hitchin' a Ride

    Hitchin' a Ride


    "Hitchin' a Ride" is a song written by Mitch Murray and Peter Callander issued as a single by the UK-based band, Vanity Fare in late 1969. It reached #16 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1970, but was a bigger hit in the United States, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1970. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 14 song of 1970.

  4. Billy Don't Be A Hero

    Billy Don't Be A Hero


    "Billy Don't Be A Hero" is a 1974 pop song that was first a hit in the UK for Paper Lace and then some months later it was a hit in the US for Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods. The song was written by two British song writers Mitch Murray and Peter Callander.

  5. I Like It

    I Like It (1963)


    "I Like It" is the second single by Liverpudlian band Gerry and the Pacemakers. Like Gerry Marsden's first number one, it was written by Mitch Murray. The song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 22 June 1963, where it stayed for three weeks. It reached No. 17 in the American charts in 1964.

  6. How Do You Do It

    How Do You Do It (1977)


    Identity is the only album by Zee, a short-lived side project of Wright, a duo partnership consisting of Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright and Dave Harris of New Romantic outfit Fashion, released in 1984. Wright later stated that he felt Identity was an "experimental mistake" that should never have been released. The album was written and produced by Wright and Harris and all the lyrics were penned by Harris.

  7. I Knew It All The Time

    I Knew It All The Time (1964)


    "I Knew It All the Time" is a song written by Mitch Murray and recorded by The Dave Clark Five. It was released in 1964 and peaked at #54 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.

  8. By Tomorrow

    By Tomorrow (2004)


    "By Tomorrow" is a single by British singer Sandie Shaw. This was her first single of the 1970s after a highly successful string of singles the previous decade. Although it is a favourite amongst fans, it was not a commercial success.

  9. I'm Telling You Now

    I'm Telling You Now


    "I'm Telling You Now" is a song by Freddie Garrity and Mitch Murray, originally performed by Freddie and the Dreamers that hit number one on the American Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. Murray also wrote songs for other British artists during the 60s, including Gerry and the Pacemakers, Manfred Mann, and Georgie Fame. "I'm Telling You Now" was first released in 1963 on Capitol Records, USA/Canada and on Columbia, UK/India/Netherlands/Sweden, and was not successful. Two years later, Capitol's subsidiary, Tower Records, re-released the song, which became extremely popular, and propelled Freddie and the Dreamers to pop-music stardom.

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