Somebody Help Me (Spencer Davis Group)

14 APRIL 1966

The Spencer Davis Group’s single ‘Somebody Help Me’ was at #1 in the UK charts, their second chart-topper of the year. It remained at the top for two weeks. They were still struggling to break through in the US market, however, and this record only reached #47 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

This was another cracker from the SDG, sounding like a cross between Motown and the fuzz-guitar of the Yardbirds.

B-side: 'Stevie's Blues'
Released: March 1966
Label: Fontana TF679 (UK), Atco 45-6416 (US - first issue)
United Artists UA50162 (US - second issue, 1967, b/w 'On the Green Light')
Writer: Jackie Edwards
Producer: Chris Blackwell

Somebody Help Me (Spencer Davis Group)