Showaddywaddy – Under The Moon Of Love (1976)

Written by on 20 March 2021

“Under the Moon of Love” is a song written by Tommy Boyce and Curtis Lee, and first recorded in 1961 by Curtis Lee. Produced by Phil Spector, Lee’s recording was released on Dunes Records #45-2008, with the “B” side “Beverly Jean”. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 46 on November 27, 1961.

In 1976 the song was revived by rock and roll revival act Showaddywaddy and became a major hit in the UK. The Mike Hurst-produced version went on to spend three weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart in December that year and has since sold over a million copies in the UK.

In 1975, Mud covered the song for their album Use Your Imagination which reached No. 33 in the UK Albums Chart. It was also the B-side of their 1976 single, “Beating Around The Bush”, which failed to chart.

In 1993–1994, the song was performed live during the Take That concert tour Everything Changes Tour with Robbie Williams on lead vocal in their “Rock ‘N’ Roll Medley”.

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