Back at the start of April, I was very lucky to at last add this very quirky little piece of memorabilia to my collection. For me, this 7” record has been something of a quest…
The Dalys were a couple of Irish singers who, back in May 1967 released the single A Fistful of Dollars / The Man with No Name (Fontana TF 841). The Dalys released a few 45s in their time but in fairness, they were all rather mundane and never really set the charts on fire. But this one was at least a bit of fun, and was released to tie in with the 1964 Clint Eastwood / Sergio Leone film.
As mentioned above, it has always been something of a quest as it actually appeared in the United Artists UK press book when the film was eventually released here in the UK during the June of 1967. You don’t find too many of these about today, so it was almost a relief to pin one down and finally add it to the rest of the Eastwood related vinyl.
Above: How the record was first introduced in the Fistful of Dollars Press book)
Below: The 1967 record on Fontana
Below: Clint is greeted at Heathrow airport, The Dalys stood either side of him