This band is Gunhill Road with the 2 original member Glen Leopold and Steve Goldrich. Oh yea...my father is Steve Goldrich. They were not a one hit wonder. They were number 40 on Billboard and were number one with many other songs in such cities as St. Louis, Buffalo, and others..
Yep, I remember this song from late spring/early summer of 1973. It hit the Top 20 on both WLS and WCFL (the two top-40 powerhouses in Chicago). Seems like this was mostly a hit in the midwest, and not many people on either coast really remember hearing it back then..
Well, it was also a hit in Boston, Ma. I remember it quite clearly. I just happen to be scanning some old photo's of mine when I looked at one from high school when my hair was short...the song came into my head. I probably haven't thought of the song in decades, but it was sleeping in my memory. I tried to find it on Kazaa. Not there. So I did a web search and came up with it here. I've been singing it all day. Strange how memory works. Is the whole song (or most of it) stored in a neuron in my brain? .
Eric- Saw your dad many times in the 70's - have the albums -including both versions of the second album - the original and the one produced by Kenny Rogers. He was kind enough to send me a tape of the b sides I didn't have. I saw the band at Kenny's Castaways shortly after Back When My Hair... was released. We were talking to your dad and he told us we had to catch the opening act, a poet musician - Patti Smith..
Hi Eric, Just saw this thread from 3 years ago about your dad's band... are any of the LPs or anything available on CD? 72-73 was great, even the mainstream pop, but that song stood out from all the others. I remember hearing it on AT40 - it blew my mind, but I was nine and not really buying LPs yet... anyway, would love to know where I can get this stuff. Thanks. Scott.
Hi Eric, I had the pleasure and privilege of being able to listen to your dad and Gunhill Road play last night at the tribute concert for The Bitter End's Paul Colby. I have waited 40 years to hear them play live!! Gunhill. Road has always been one of favorite groups. your Dad and Glenn Leopold were gracious enough to have their picture taken with me! what is he doing now...still in the music biz? please thank him for me and tell him that seeing the reunion of Gunhill Road was a true highlight. I look forward to another reunion concert, soon . Best regards, Mary Ellen .