Sorrow (The Merseys)

8 JUNE 1966

The Merseys’ single ‘Sorrow’ had a good run in the UK Top Ten, hitting its peak chart position of #4 during this week.

The band had recently formed from the remains of the Merseybeats, and this recording - their first single under the new name - was actually a cover of a B-side from a McCoys 1965 single. 'Sorrow' had a couple more moments of fame, with the line 'with your long blonde hair and eyes of blue' being used in the Beatles' song 'It's All Too Much', and more famously when David Bowie had a big hit with it in 1973.

This was the Merseys only hit and they disbanded in 1968, although this single was re-released in the wake of Bowie's hit.

B-side: 'Some Other Day'
Released: April 1966
Highest chart position: #4 (UK)
Length: 2:12
Label: Fontana 694
Writers: Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer
Producer: Kit Lambert

Sorrow (The Merseys)