I grew up in Rhode Island listening to top forty radio on WPRO in Providence. One of the disc jockey’s was named Vik Armen who released the 45 “The Girl Who Never Smiled.” It proved to be a minor regional hit and then quickly disappeared into the musical mists of time. I can’t remember the year but I am guessing mid to late sixties.
Many people would press their own records over the years. This particular piece of vinyl was released on the WPN label located in Levitown, New York. I have over 50,000 records in my collection and this is the only one on that label. It is number 101 and may be the only release in its history.
The song itself was actually not bad and while Armen did not have the strongest voice he was able to get by on this gentle uptempo ballad.
I am alway amazed and amused at the memories music will evoke in people years after the fact. And so it is with this obscure ditty from my teenage years.
I googled Vik Armen and he is still active in radio in Canada. I wonder if he still has a copy of this old 45.