So Groovy: One-Hit Wonders Of The 1960s

Sara | September 14, 2018 10:55 am

“Angel Of The Morning” – Merrilee And The Turnabouts

Photo Credits: GAB Archive/Redferns
Photo Credits: GAB Archive/Redferns

“Angel of the Morning” was written and composed by Chip Taylor. Over the years, it has been covered and released as a single by countless groups including Evie Snders, Juice Newton, The Pretenders, Mary Mason, The New Seekers, and many others. The song became commercially successful after it was released by Merrilee Rush in 1968.

Encouraged by producer Tommy Cogbill, Rush recorded the song, along with others, to create the album Angel in the Morning. The single was released in 1968 and made it to the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at spot No. 7.