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David Bowie

Sorrow

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“Sorrow” is a song first recorded by The McCoys in 1965. It became a big hit in the United Kingdom in a version by The Merseys, reaching number 4 in the UK charts on 28 April 1966. A version by David Bowie was also a hit in 1973. The song contains the lyric “with your long blonde hair and your eyes of blue”, which reappears as a musical quote on The Beatles’ track “It’s All Too Much” from Yellow Submarine. The Merseys version is more up-tempo than The McCoys folk-rock original. Propelled by Clem Cattini’s drumming it features a powerful horn arrangement (most probably the work of John Paul Jones). The horns also take the solo which, on the McCoys version, is performed on harmonica. As the number and quality of subsequent covers demonstrate the Merseys’ single was... Read on...

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