Lady Jane (David Garrick)

9 JULY 1966

David Garrick's baroque ballad 'Lady Jane' (written by Jagger/Richards) was at its peak UK chart position of #28 this week. Another version of this song by Manchester singer Tony Merrick had reached #49 during the previous month. It had also appeared as the B-side on the Rolling Stones' US single 'Mother's Little Helper.

Garrick's real name was Philip Core, and he had a decent pedigree as a singer. As a teenager he sang in a Liverpool church choir and even obtained a scholarship to train as an opera singer in Milan. After two years he returned to Liverpool and frequently sang at the Cavern Club. This was his first hit after two unsuccessful single releases during 1965, but his chart career proved to be short-lived.