Cor, do you mean that you've never heard of Melanie before? She had 2 huge UK hits with 'Ruby Tuesday' and 'A Brand New Key'. The latter got to #1 in the US where she also had a #6 hit with 'Lay Down (Candles In The Rain).
Here's the original of "Spooky." Not the best sound quality, but from the comments on some other videos, it looks like this is something that disappears quickly, so I'll take what I can get.
And for anyone else who's nostalgic for 70s New York punk rock/no wave and the like. This was actually the second version that I heard, after Classics IV, and it was a bit of a broadening experience to hear someone I had previously associated with harsh noise and anger do a relatively straightfoward version of the song. (which I always loved. My worlds were colliding.)
Here is another that I haven't associated with Dusty until recent years...I absolutely love Dusty's version of "This Girls In Love". too bad no video for her. I think I like Dusty's the best..I like her timing, her sexiness and the Dustyisms that she adds to make it oh so much better than the others. It was quite the popular song as you can see paula x
here is another version I have never heard.. from the oh so smooth, Miss Ella Fitzgerald..of course a little jazzier
a soulful version from Aretha F.
another from Petula Clark
and of course tif its a Bachrach song ..it was covered by Dionne Warwick
in the states, it was Herb Alpert's version that was played constantly over the airwaves at the time I like this version...I think Dusty sings it more like Herb than the others. not bad for a trumpet player...taken from a guest spot on 'the Carpenters Variety Show'