Silver lady David Soul
Song Title: Silver lady
Artist: David Soul
Date of release: August 1977
Description: ” Silver lady ” is by David Soul, the American-British actor and singer. The song was written by Geoff Stephens and Tony Macaulay, Tony also produced the single.
Geoff Stephens is an English songwriter and record producer, he formed The New Vaudeville Band in the 1960’s and won the 1966 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary (R&R) Recording for their song ” Winchester Cathedral “.
Tony Macaulay is another English songwriter, the nine times Ivor Novello Awards winning songwriter has co-written hits like ” That same old feeling ” by Pickettywitch and along with Mike D’Abo the hit single ” Build me up buttercup ” for the group The Foundations.
David is best known for his role as Detective Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson in the popular 1970’s American cop television series ” Starsky & Hutch “. The series was broadcast in America from 1975 to 1979 via the ABC network.
David enjoyed a successful singing career during the 1970’s, between 1976 and 1978 he had five top twenty singles and two Albums which made the top ten in the United Kingdom.
His previous single ” Don’t give up on us ” made it all the way to the top of the charts in both the US and UK, a number one single was something that David never achieved again in the United States.
From 1976 to 1982 David toured in the United States, South America, Europe and the Far East.
David performed ” Silver lady ” in the 2013 British crime comedy-drama film ” Filth “. The story is that David went on a drinking session with the film’s director Jon S. Baird.
The author of the book that the film was adapted from, Scottish author Irvine Welsh, was a fan of David’s music, especially the songs ” Silver lady ” and ” Don’t give up on us “.
Irvine Welsh and Jon S. Baird wanted David to appear in the movie and perform one of the songs. David agreed to appear and sing ” Silver lady ” during a booze filled night out.
During an interview with NME magazine, Irvine Welsh shed more light on the agreement. ” I met David a while back. Silver Lady and Don’t Give Up On Us are two of my karaoke classics. I put Jon in touch with David and they got on like a house on fire. They went off on the p**s (a drinking session) together. David was keen to get involved and he did it with such panache “.
In 2014, ” Silver lady ” was used in a television advert shown in the United Kingdom for bus operator National Express. David is shown as the bus driver who sings his 1977 UK Number One single ” Silver lady “.
In 1977 the song proved to be a commercial success for David. In the United Kingdom the song reached Number One where it stayed for 3 weeks. It spent 10 weeks in the top ten and a total of 14 weeks on the UK chart.
” Silver lady ” didn’t fare so well in David’s homeland, in the United States the song peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and spent a total of 12 weeks on the chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 52
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: The Netherlands 16, Belgium 12, New Zealand 5
Official Website: Davidsoul.com
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/DavidSoul