Welcome to day 6 of some personal favourites for my December theme this year.
Written by David Bentley in the 1960s, he didn’t believe his voice was right for the vocals so roped in Rod Stewart. Originally released in 1970, it didn’t reach the charts, but following on from Rod Stewart’s popularity, it fared better when re-released in 1972.
This was the year I left school and started work, taking an interest in varying my musical taste. I remember several of my classmates had been drooling over Rod Stewart with the spiky hair and tight trousers (I always saw Kenny Everett with a big balloon bum instead), but I appreciate his vocals more these days .
Rod Stewart was not originally credited as lead singer here, though in later years he was recognised as a ‘guest artist’. The single entered the UK charts in September, peaking at number 3 in October.