Silver Threads and Golden Needles

December 4, 2018 — Leave a comment
The many versions of the classic tune by songwriters Jack Rhodes and Dick Reynolds

Wanda Jackson 1956

The Springfields (Dusty Springfield) 1962

The Springfields’ version of “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” reached the U.S. Top 20 (Billboard), No. 23 (Cash Box), the first single by a British group ever to do so

Norma Jean 1962

On the Porter Wagoner Show

Dottie West 1962

On the Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry Show with Skeeter Willis on fiddle

Skeeter Davis 1962

Rose Maddox 1964 (faster tempo … with a rock beat)

Glen Campbell [gt/vcl], Roy Nichols [gt], Ralph Mooney [steel]

Jody Miller 1965 (This is a weird one)

on ABC’s “Shindig”

Linda Ronstadt 1973 

Peter (Sneaky Pete) Kleinow arranged and performed the pedal steel guitar on this number

Honky Tonk Angels — Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn 1993

with cameos by Chet Atkins, Carl Perkins, and more

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