1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Joan Weber ( born December 12, 1936)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: Let Me Go Lover 1954
This was the only top-ten hit recording for Joan Weber.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1954-1955 Record Label: Columbia
Fifties songstress Joan Weber was born in Paulsboro, New Jersey. She was eighteen years old when her manger brought the strong-voiced teen to the attention of Mitch Miller the A&R head at Columbia Records. He had the song Let Me Go, Devil, a warning against alcohol, rewritten as Let Me Go, Lover. The song, first heard on an episode of the CBS-TV dramatic anthology series ‘Studio One,’ was recorded by several female singers—Teresa Brewer had a version that went to #6, Patti Page had a #8 version, and Sunny Gale’s recording went to #71—but it was unknown eighteen-year-old Joan Weber whose version was a number one hit for four weeks and remained on the charts for sixteen weeks. Often cited as a one-hit-wonder, she did record Who’ll Be My Judge, an overlooked, should-have-been hit in 1957. Joan Weber died on May 13, 1981, in a mental institution in Ancora, New Jersey, at age 45.