Gene Pitney, 1940-2006, began his career in the late 1950s when he recorded duet singles with Ginny Arnell and Billy Bryan. By the early 1960s he was releasing music as a solo artist.
“Every Breath I Take” was released during the summer of 1961 and would become his second chart single reaching nuber 42 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Hot 100. It was produced by Phil Spector.
It may not have been his biggest hit but it would set the tone for those that would follow. His booming voice and a catchy melody would help him place 24 singles on the BILLBOARD Hot 100 during the 1960s.