Every story tells a picture

This is reported to be Rod Stewart’s first solo recording, from late 1964, a cover of a Sonny Boy Williamson (the first one) song from 1937, and closer to Williamson’s than this early Yardbirds version. Whether this badly-damaged bit of film is at all related to the record, I don’t know.

Stewart would invert this premise seven years later: “It’s late September,” he said to Maggie, “and I really should get back to school.”

(Prompted by a discussion on Spectropop.)


  1. Charles Pergiel »

    17 August 2013 · 12:43 pm

    Never heard of Ronnie Spector before, but I had heard of the Ronettes.

  2. CGHill »

    17 August 2013 · 12:47 pm

    She was Veronica Bennett originally; she and Phil Spector married in 1968. (They split five years later, Spector having gone off the deep end too many times to suit Ronnie.)

  3. Roger Green »

    18 August 2013 · 6:22 am

    Did you see 20 Feet from Stardom? Phil Spector ruined Darlene Love’s career worse than I thought!

  4. CGHill »

    18 August 2013 · 11:38 am

    Basically, Phil ran roughshod over everyone, or so everyone seems to report.

    This was one of my finer moments, taking five minutes to write after Spector’s conviction in 2009.

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