Friday, 30 May 2008

Kaplan - Do You Believe In Magic/I Like

Kaplan - Do You Believe In Magic/I Like (Philips BF 1636. 1968)

Known simply as Kaplan for his two recordings in the 60s for Philips, Kaplan Kaye comes from showbiz stock with his father being comedian and actor Davey Kaye, and his sister being actress Melody Kaye. Kaplan started off in acting, performing in Midsummer Night's Dream on stage and in 60s radio drama 'The Dales'.

In the 70s Kaplan worked in an A&R capacity at DJM records, as well as releasing several singles under his own name. He now runs a successful entertainment booking agency.
"Do You Believe In Magic" (not the John Sebastian number) is a catchy piece of upbeat pop psych, while the flip "I Like" is a very cool brooding psych number.

I'm on the hunt for his second single ("I Love It/Trousers Down"), so if you can help please get in touch.

2 comments:

Eric said...

danny kaye's son?
i've heard 'i like ' on a comp before and assumed it was british. wow, thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

good eve mister,would you consider to sell the 45? in case please drop me a line under mrs.wallace@gmx.net by all means! quality tunes there,throughout.cheers--