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Sid Wayne (1922-91)was a song writer, lyricist and composer who wrote a number of well-known songs in the 1950s-'80's. Almost every Elvis Presley movie feature contains one or more works written by Sid Wayne and partner Ben Weisman.

His most known works are "See You In September" written with Ben Weisman, "It's Impossible, which is the English version of Armando Manzanero's classic "Somos Novios", Mangos written with Dee Libbey, "Two Different Worlds" written with Al Frisch, "I Need Your Love Tonight" written with Bix Reichner, "Got a Feeling" for Herman's Hermits.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Wayne, a self-taught musician had many successes in New York. In the early 60's he moved his young family to West Hollywood, CA to start the west coast phase of his career where he teamed up with Weisman for work in the Elvis Presley films. As Elvis' film career tapered off, Wayne returned to his New York roots to have his biggest Grammy nominated hit with the Perry Como recording of "It's Impossible", a love ballad written for his wife Rhea.

In 1980 Wayne relocated to Dallas, Texas where he continued to write for commercial TV and advertising with partner Steven Arnold.

Filmography

Roustabout (1964)

  • Song: It's Carnival Time - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

Flaming Star (1960)

  • Song: Flaming Star - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Sherman Edwards)

Fun in Acapulco (1963)

  • Song: Fun In Acapulco - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)
  • Song: Slowly But Surely - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

G.I. Blues (1960)

  • Song: Tonight Is So Right For Love - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Abner Silver)
  • Song: What's She Really Like - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Abner Silver)
  • Song: Frankfort Special - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Stoney Edwards)
  • Song: Big Boots - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Stoney Edwards)
  • Song: Didja' Ever - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Stoney Edwards)

Follow That Dream (1962)

  • Song: What A Wonderful Life - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Jerry Livingston)

It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

  • Song: Happy Ending - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

Girl Happy (1965)

  • Song: Cross My Heart and Hope To Die - (Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)
  • Song: Do The Clam - (Written by: Sid Wayne, Ben Weisman, Dolores Fuller)

Tickle Me (1965)

  • Song: Slowly But Surely - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

Frankie and Johnny (1966)

  • Song: Frankie And Johnny - (Written by: Jimmie Rodgers, Sid Wayne, Ben Weisman, Fred Karger)
  • Song: Chesay - (Written by: Sid Wayne, Ben Weisman, Fred Karger)
  • Song: Hard Luck - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

From Hell to Borneo (1966)

  • Song: Sugar Cane Man - (Written by: Sid Wayne and Sharon Silbert)
  • Song: Web Foot Waddle - (Written by: Sid Wayne and Sharon Silbert)
  • Song: Lonelier Than I - (Written by: Sid Wayne and Sharon Silbert)

Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

  • Song: Dog's Life - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

Spinout (1966)

  • Song: Spinout - (Written by: Sid Wayne, Ben Weisman, Dolores Fuller)
  • Song: I'll Be Back - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)

  • Song: Easy Come Easy Go - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

Double Trouble (1967)

  • Song: It Won't Be Long - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

Clambake (1967)

  • Song: Clambake - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)
  • Song: How Can You Lose What You Never Had - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

Stay Away, Joe (1968)

  • Song: Stay Away, Joe - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)

Speedway (1968)

  • Song: Who Are You (Who Am I) - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)
  • Song: He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad - (Written by: Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman)







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