Thursday, June 23, 2011

"A Groovy Kind Of Love"

OK, back to the 60's: Toni Wine was only 17 and in high school when she co-wrote this '65 pop ballad with Carole Bayer Sager (22 at the time) in 20 minutes. Influenced by the Rondo Movement of Muzio Clementi's Sonatina in G major, op.36 no. 5. First recorded by Diane and Annita. The Mindbenders' cover later on that year was their first hit after Wayne Fontana left the group - Eric Stewart is on lead vocals. It peaked at #2 in the U.S. and the UK. Phil Collins' '88 rendition topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Yesterday's answer: "I Only Want To Be With You" by Dusty Springfield.
For a good laugh check out Bob Rivers' "Three Inch Tool", a parody of Hootie's version.
Lucecita's version: "Un Lugar Para Los Dos".

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