Song of the Day: The Toys, “A Lover’s Concerto”

Barbara Harris, lead singer of the 1960’s R&B vocal group The Toys, was born on this day in 1945. Their biggest record was 1965’s “A Lover’s Concerto,” which was based on “Minuet in G” by 18th Century composer Christian Petzold, with lyrics by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell. It sold 2 million copies and reached #2 on the Hot 100, #1 on the Cash Box Top 100, and #5 in the UK.

10 thoughts on “Song of the Day: The Toys, “A Lover’s Concerto”

  1. I was living near Chicago when this came out and heard it many many times on the radio. My sister also had the 45. Great song. I like the classical influence.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. I always liked it, and I didn’t even know it was a classical piece until a few years ago. Back in my piping days, I discovered you could play it on the pipes…


      1. We used to play a simplified version of the classical piece in my elementary school orchestra so I remembered the melody from that.

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  2. I gave not heard this on years but always loved it. I didn’t realize it wad based on now I hear it, well….duh- lol


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