1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
See You in September recorded by the Tempos produced by Jack Gold with orchestra conducted by Billy Mure
Written by Sid Wayne and Sherman Edwards Introduced June 29, 1959, on Climax records #102
The Tempos are considered one-hit-wonders, and their biggest hit, the classic summer vacation goodbye, See You in September, never made it to the top-twenty. Originally, this sentimental end-of-the-school-year song was the ‘B’ side of Bless You My Love. The treatment was in the same vain as Graduation Day, Memories are Made of This, and Magic Moments and their sound is a bit like the Four Lads and the Crew-Cuts. In See You in September the guy says a three-month goodbye to his girlfriend until classes resume in the fall—he promises to be alone every night, but he worries that she might find a new love during the summer. The Tempos, with Jim Drake, also included lead singer Mike Lazo, fellow Duquesne University student, Gene Schachter, who met Mike Lazo while they were in the Army in Korea, and Pittsburg native Tom Monito. See You in September was also recorded by Shelley Fabares in 1962 and by the Happenings in 1966.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"I'll be alone each and every night While you're away, don't forget to write"