by Spencer Davis Group
~ RIP Spencer ~
Spencer Davis died today. This song was a generation before my time, but still all over the airwaves years later. No one’s really sure how this one didn’t end up on the Iron Eagle soundtrack, given its prominence in the movie, but it’s not like we needed the soundtrack to find / like / enjoy the song.
He was responsible for a lot of great 60s-era classics, and cynics will note that he gave Steve Winwood the platform he needed to springboard to stardom, and little else. But that significantly undersells how great Spencer was at songwriting. So chill out with this all-time classic and thank the maker that men such as Spencer graced the Earth, rather than mourn the fact that he’s gone.