Tuesday, May 8

Gloria / Baby, Please Don't Go - Them (1964)

"'Gloria' is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964 and released as the B-side of 'Baby, Please Don't Go'. The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its 'Gloria!' chorus. It is easy to play, as a simple three-chord song, and thus is popular with those learning to play guitar. Morrison said that he wrote 'Gloria' while he performed with the Monarchs in Germany in the summer of 1963, at just about the time he turned 18 years old. He started to perform it at the Maritime Hotel when he returned to Belfast and joined up with the Gamblers to form the band Them. ..."
W - Baby, Please Don't Go
W - Them
Genius (Audio)
YouTube: "Gloria" (Live 1965), Baby, Please Don't Go

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