LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE

Latest update on 20/12/2016

Artist: Four Preps
Author: John Hurley/Ronnie Wilkins
Label: Capitol
Year: 1966

Cut in November '66, released in January '67. Lead vocals: David Sommerville (successor of Ed Cobb), formerly with The Diamonds. Arranged and conducted by Leon Russell.

Covers:

1967:

Waylon Jennings [on lp Love Of The Common People and as B-side of The Chokin Kind]

1967:

Everly Brothers

1967:

Wayne Newton

1967:

Sandy Posey

1967:

Jim Ed Brown

1968:

Rainbows

1968:

Cats [not exactly singing the right lyrics]

1969:

John Denver

1969:

Winstons [first version charting]

1970:

Brothers Four

1970:

Nicky Thomas [reggae version; hit UK]

1970:

Ed Ames

1970:

Joe Dolan

1970:

John Hurley [author with coauthor Ronnie Wilkins on keyboards]

1970:

Elton John

1971:

Wanda Jackson

1981:

Henk Spaan [as Stille Willem; second voice: Albert West; inspired by Dutch football player Wim Jansen]

1981:

B.J. Thomas

1982:

Stiff Little Fingers

1983:

Paul Young [n°1 B & NL, n°2 UK]

1994:

Sneaky Pete Kleinow

1995:

Eric Donaldson

2007:

Bruce Springsteen [with his Seeger Sessions Band live]

All of Paul Young's hits were covers (see also Come Back And Stay). Written by John Hurley & Ronnie Wilkins, the same duo responsible for Son Of A Preacher Man and The Family (see there).

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