About the song
Sue Thompson was an American pop and country music singer who rose to fame in the 1960s. Born Eva Sue McKee in Nevada, Missouri, she moved to California as a young girl and began singing in talent shows. It wasn’t long before she was discovered and signed to a record deal.
Her first major hit came in 1961 with the song “Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)”, which reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This put her on the map as a top-tier pop singer, and she enjoyed several more hits in the early 1960s, including “Norman” and “James (Hold the Ladder Steady)”.
Sue Thompson had a distinctive voice and a knack for delivering emotional, heartfelt performances. Her songs often touched on themes of love, heartbreak, and nostalgia, resonating with audiences of all ages. She had a versatile style that allowed her to seamlessly transition between pop and country music, making her a beloved artist in both genres.
In the mid-1960s, Thompson continued to release music and tour, but her commercial success waned. Despite this, she remained active in the music industry, performing live and recording new material for many years. She had a dedicated fan base that continued to support her throughout her career.
Thompson’s influence can still be felt in the music industry today. Her timeless songs have been covered by numerous artists, and her impact on the pop and country music scenes is undeniable. Even though she may not be as widely recognized as some of her contemporaries, Sue Thompson’s contributions to music should not be overlooked.
Sue Thompson passed away on September 23, 2014, at the age of 87. While she may no longer be with us, her music lives on, continuing to bring joy to listeners old and new. As we remember her legacy, we can appreciate the talent and passion that she brought to the world of music. Sue Thompson may be gone, but she will never be forgotten.