Australian singles chart:
Day by Day entered the Kent charts on 29 November 1971 and peaked at #2. It was #18 on the Top 100 of 1972.
The song is on Colleen Hewett which entered the Kent album chart on 27 November 1972 and peaked at #28.
Ian “Molly” Meldrum
Record label of Australian release:
From November 1971 to July 1972 Hewett acted in the Australian musical theatre version of Godspell, at the Playbox Theatre, Melbourne. She recorded two versions of the show’s tune Day by Day. The first on Godspell – Original Australian Cast had Johnny Young producing the cast album, which appeared in March 1972. The second version was produced by Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and was issued as her second single, in November 1971.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_Hewett
Colleen Hewett came from Bendigo in regional Victoria. Starting as a pop singer with local bands, she later branched out into acting and entertaining on stage, screen and radio. More recently, Colleen played Peter Allen’s mother on stage in The Boy From Oz, starring Hugh Jackman.
Read more: www.poparchives.com.au/37/colleen-hewett/day-by-day
ABC Melbourne radio interview with Richelle Hunt and Brian Nankervis:
Colleen Hewett recalls her time as an actor and singer in Godspell, meeting the legendary Kenn Brodziak and working with producer Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum to create an Australia classic, Day by Day.
Listen here: www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/thefridayrevue/colleen-hewett/8843696
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