the bells

the bells

The Bells ~ Stay Awhile ♥ (1971)

5mo ago



This beautiful song performed by The Bells reached #1 in Canada, #7 on US Billboard. It was written by Ken Tobias. A wonderful combination between musical group and composer :) The video pics are of both the group and Ken Tobias. Taken from my disc 'The Bells 20th Century Masters' (2006). Enjoy♥ ""White Dove" was followed up in 1971 by "Stay Awhile", a duet featuring Ralph and Edwards. Written by Saint John native Ken Tobias, the song became a major hit worldwide, selling four million copies and going to #1 in Canada on the RPM 100 national Top Singles chart on April 10, 1971 and remaining there for two weeks[1][2] as well becoming their only Top 40 hit in the U.S., reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3] This disc sold over one million copies before the major U.S. radio stations played it, and received a gold disc awarded by the R.I.A.A. on 27 May 1971.[3] The song features a whispered vocal by Jackie Ralph. The success led to invitations to perform on The Tonight Show in June 1971[3] and The Merv Griffin Show. In Australia, "Stay Awhile" reached #9."