Thursday, December 12, 2013

QotD: "Now there's some sad things known to man / But ain't too much sadder than the tears of a clown / When there's no one around"

2011.10.09-IMG_4406It was this week in 1970 that "Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles hit number one on the Billboard charts. The song (written by Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Hank Cosy) stayed at number one for two weeks (preceded by The Partridge Family's "I Think I Love You" and replaced by George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord").

Interestingly, the song was written in 1967 and released on the Make It Happen album of that year; but it wasn't til September 1970 that it was released as a single!

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