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
United Artists UA50162 (US - second issue, 1967, b/w 'On the Green Light')
Writer: Jackie Edwards
Producer: Chris Blackwell