Saturday, May 17, 2014

Musical Interlude: Run, Joey, Run (1975)

David Geddes had tried his hand in the music business, recording a number of songs that failed to make any hay, before deciding to go back to school. In 1975, he was asked by a former producer to record a song the producer had written.

"Run, Joey, Run" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of '75. It tells the tragic story of two teenagers in love. Julie, it turns out, is with child, which angers her father, who has sworn to kill Joey. Paula Vance, daughter of the producer, is the uncredited female vocalist.

Geddes would have one more hit single, "Blind Man in the Bleachers", as the follow-up, but that would be it.

Due to censorship issues back in the day, they couldn't come right out and say that Julie was pregnant. Today, they would.

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