He'll Be Back (The Players)

3 OCTOBER 1966

Very much in the same vein of topicality and music style as the earlier 1966 Vietnam War tearjerker 'Greetings (From Uncle Sam)' is 'He'll Be Back' from the the Players. This reached #24 on the US Billboard chart in October 1966.

The song was a message to a woman waiting for her lover to return from the war. The Players released a follow-up song - 'I'm Glad I Waited' (sometimes titled 'I'm Glad You Waited') - in December 1966.

B-side: 'I Wanna Be Free'
Released: 13 May 1966
Highest chart position: #24 (US R&B)
Length: 2:42
Label: Minit 32001 
Writers: C. Gordon, J. Thomas
Producer: Cal Carter