Friday, March 23, 2012
40 Years Ago This Month : Alone Again ( Naturally)
The Irish son of a butcher, Gilbert O'Sullivan achieved international fame with "Alone Again ( Naturally)". The single, released in March of 1972, had a six week run at the top of the Billboard charts that was interrupted for one week by Looking Glass's "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)". Casey Kasem's American Top 40 ranks the song as the 5th most popular of the 70's.
Gilbert O Sullivan dressed as a British schoolboy
Any song that sells three million copies is going to get noticed. Dutch comedy duo Van Kooten en De Bie wrote completely new lyrics to the song, calling it "1948". Cabaret star Gerard Cox recorded the hit single which Dutch fans still consider "een monumentaal nummer."