"Cathy's Clown" (1961)
After a contract dispute, the band left Cadence Records and signed to Warner Bros. The first single was the self-written breakup anthem "Cathy's Clown" (Phil supplied the all-time great chorus). It sold more than two million copies, spent five weeks at Number One and became their best-selling song ever. This live clip shows them performing the song on U.K. television backed by the Crickets.