“Everybody Loves A Clown” was the fourth single release by Gary Lewis & The Playboys. Released September 9, 1965, it reached number four on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.
Four may seem like a big hit but their first three singles went one, two, and two on the charts.
“Everybody Loves A Clown” was the type of lightweight, catchy pop that would symbolize all of their best material. While it may not have been essential to the development of American rock ‘n’ roll, it was a pleasant way to spend a couple of minutes back in the mid-1960s.