The Chiffons - One Fine Day

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  "One Fine Day", written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, was a hit in the summer of 1963 for the girl group The Chiffons.

Goffin and King were inspired by the title of the aria "Un bel di vedremo" from the Puccini opera Madama Butterfly. Intended for the female singer Little Eva, "One Fine Day" was prepped as a demo by Goffin and King with King providing a guide vocal but, despite a propulsive piano riff courtesy of King, Goffin and King were unable to construct a viable arrangement and eventually gave up, passing the song to the Tokens who had recently produced the #1 hit "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons for whom it was thought another "fine" song had hit potential. The piano work by King (whose vocal was erased) was retained for the Chiffons' recording and King attended the sessions at which the Chiffons recorded their vocals. However the Tokens radically re-worked the Goffin/King demo of "One Fine Day" for the Chiffons' version. Gerry Goffin commented that the Tokens "really earned their production credit".

"One Fine Day" by the Chiffons reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard hot 100, and its R&B chart peak was #6. The single was an international hit charting in the UK at #29.



The Chiffons - One Fine Day / Why Am I So Shy

U.K. Stateside SS 202 (1963)

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The record centre shows no signs of spindle wear.

The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.

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