In 1963, Harry recorded a demo of a song called 'Wig Job'
allowed to record one of his own songs, 'Donna I Understand' for the
B-side. Jack Tracy, a Mercury executive heard the single and said 'I
like the singer and I like the song 'Donna I Understand,' but the
other side I don't like!''
'So, as a result of that, I got signed by Mercury, and I said (to the
song publisher), 'Bye!' They kept me on the label for a year and they
didn't put anything out, and finally they put that one single out.'
The single was released under the name 'Johnny Niles.'