Friends and Lovers Forever (Nancy Ames)

30 APRIL 1966

Nancy Ames' 'Friends and Lovers Forever' was originally the B-side of her single 'I've Got a Lot Of Love', which did not have national chart success in the US, but 'Friends and Lovers Forever' was a hit on some local charts.

This song was co-written by Bert Berns, part owner of BANG Records, whose band the McCoys had already had a #1 hit with 'Hang On Sloopy'. This is mentioned here because 'Friends and Lovers Forever' has a strong feel of 'Hang on Sloopy' about it.

Nancy was a folk singer with a Latin-American background who had a couple of low-charting hits in 1966. She also had a TV show which aired in Texas in the 1970s.

Friends and Lovers Forever (Nancy Ames)