Give a Little Love Bay City Rollers
Song Title: Give a Little Love
Artist: Bay City Rollers
Date of release: 1975
Description: ” Give a Little Love ” is by the Bay City Rollers, the Scottish pop group popular in the 1970s. The group was made up of Eric Faulkner, Stuart John Wood, Les McKeown and brothers Alan and Derek Longmuir. The Bay City Rollers enjoyed huge success in the 1970s, especially in the United Kingdom when “ Rollermania ” took over many teenage girls lives. Said by many at the time to be the biggest group since The Beatles, they released thirty-one Singles, thirteen studio Albums, two live Albums and eight Compilation Albums.
The song was written by John Goodison and Phil Wainman ( both produced the track ). John, who also used the name Peter Simmons, was an English rock musician and producer. He co-wrote ” United We Stand ” for Brotherhood of Man, but is remembered as the lead vocalist for Big John’s Rock and Roll Circus, which had a Number One hit in South Africa.
Phil is an English record producer and songwriter, most active during the 1970s. He worked with many successful 70s acts like the Sweet, XTC, Dollar and Mud. His most significant chart success came when he produced The Boomtown Rats hit single ” I Don’t Like Mondays “, written by Bob Geldof and a UK Number One for four weeks in the summer of 1979.
” Give a Little Love ” was released in 1975 by record label Bell Records ( now defunct ) and taken from the group’s third studio Album, Wouldn’t You Like It? The single was the only one released. All the songs featured on the Album, except this one, were written and composed by the Bay City rollers themselves. The Album included a free colour picture book of group members Eric Faulkner, Stuart John Wood, Les McKeown and brothers Alan and Derek Longmuir.
The song was a commercial success for the Bay City Rollers. In the United Kingdom ” Give a Little Love ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 12th of July 1975 and reached a peak of Number One, a spot it held for three weeks. The song spent six weeks in the Top Ten and a total of nine weeks on the UK chart.
The song was not released in the United States or Canada but charted in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia 2, Germany 11, Ireland 1, Norway 4, Sweden 11
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