” Love Me ” is by Yvonne Elliman ( Yvonne Marianne Elliman ), the American singer and songwriter. Yvonne was born on the 29th of December 1951; she was raised in the Manoa neighbourhood of Honolulu, Hawaii.
The name Manoa means thick, solid, vast, depth or thickness in Hawaiian. It is situated in a valley and gets rain almost daily with rainbows often visible throughout the valley.
Yvonne’s love of music began an early age. She started playing the ukulele by the time she was four and by the age of seven she was taking piano lessons. After moving to London, England she began her singing career in 1969 performing at various bars and clubs around the capital.
Yvonne’s big break came when, still an unknown singer, she was discovered by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The famous West End musical producers asked Yvonne to sing Mary Magdalene’s part for the album of the hit show Jesus Christ Superstar.
After the album’s release, she was invited her to join the stage show’s travelling cast. Her time with the stage show lasted for four years. She also played the part of Mary Magdalene in the film version and was nominated for a Golden Globe award.
Yvonne’s first taste of chart success came in 1971 with the single ” I Don’t Know How to Love Him “, taken from the show. The ballad became her first hit in the United States with a Billboard Hot 100 entry, peaking at number twenty-eight.
Before the single’s release, Yvonne was offered half-percent of the future royalties of the album, which she turned down in favour of a one-off payment of $300, worth $1,819.84 in today’s money.
After spending time away from the music business to raise her family, Yvonne reappeared on the music scene and released an album called Simple Needs. All the tracks were written by her. The album was released in 2004 and re-released worldwide in 2007. Today she continues performing at music festivals, benefits, and concerts around the world.
” Love Me ” was written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. The brothers, who along with Maurice, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. The Bee Gees have sold over 200 million records worldwide, making them one the world’s best-selling artists of all time.
The song was produced by Freddie Perren, who was an American songwriter, record producer, arranger and orchestra conductor. He is best known for writing, along with Dino Fekaris, Gloria Gaynor’s smash hit ” I Will Survive “, which topped the charts in both the US and UK. He worked with many artists during his career including the Sylvers, Peaches & Herb, Tavares and The Miracles. Freddie Perren died on the 16th of December 2004 at his home in Chatsworth, Los Angeles.
” Love Me ” was released in September 1976 by record label RSO Records ( Universal Music Group ) and taken from her fourth album of the same name. The album, released in 1977 and produced by Freddie Perren, reached number sixty-eight on the Billboard 200 in the US, spending sixteen weeks on the chart there.
The song, originally recorded and released by the Bee Gees in September 1976, featured Robin Gibb on lead vocals. It featured on their album, Children Of The World, which reached number eight on the Billboard 200 and number twenty-three on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
” Love Me ” was a commercial success for Yvonne. In the United States, the song reached number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100, spending nineteen weeks on the chart there. It also reached number five on the Billboard Adult Contemporary and number ten on the Cash Box Top 100 charts.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 6th of November 1976 and reached a peak of number six. It spent six weeks in the Top Ten and a total of thirteen weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 14
UK Highest Chart Position: 6
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia ARIA 15, Canadian RPM 11, Irish Singles Chart 9, Netherlands Dutch (Top 40) 16, New Zealand RIANZ 3, South Africa 3
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