FlinterFile: Dusty Springfield- You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me

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In 1966, Dusty Springfield recorded a song which originally was Italian.She had heard the song, originally by Pino Donnagio, at the San Remo music festival. As she liked it, she asked Vicki Wickham to write English lyrics for the song. She did so with the manager of the Yardbirds, Simon Napier-Bell. They wrote it in an hour, as they wanted to go to a disco. In the taxi on the way they wrote the verse, as they had already written the chorus at Wickham’s flat. Both had no idea what the lyrics actually were about. The first time Dusty Springfield heard it, it made her cry. It was not easy to record: it took 47 takes before it was recorded. Eventually it made number 4 in the US and number 1 in the UK. Enjoy

Dusty Springfield- You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me

Posted on July 10, 2016, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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