Michigan's Barbara Lewis composed "Hello Stranger" and took it to the top three in 1963, number one on the R&B chart.

During the seventies Yvonne Elliman played Mary Magdalene in "Jesus Christ, Superstar", sang on the concept album, the soundtrack release and starred in the motion picture. In 1977 Yvonne took the cover of "Hello Stranger" to the top of the Easy Listening chart and into the pop top twenty.