Today’s coincidence involves a song that I first heard – then completely forgot about until very recently – on the blog of my friend, Stonefish (hi, Stonionio!).
As hinted at in the previous paragraph, I’m a forgetful chap. (Correction: I have no problem with recalling music trivia, but I’m hopeless with important things like birthdays, anniversaries, people’s names etc – you know, the stuff that matters.) To counter my dreadful memory I developed a habit some time ago (I don’t remember when) of writing notes to myself and putting them in my pocket, Columbo-style. If I don’t, I’m guaranteed to forget what it is I found noteworthy at the time. (For example, I’ll have a brainwave about something while I’m at the shops, but by the time I get home I’ll have forgotten about it.)
This note-taking has come in handy because I recently found an old one that said “Musical coincidence: Groove – You Are The One I Love (Stonefish’s blog) / The Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend The Night Together“.
I revisited Stonefish’s post featuring The Groove, had a listen to “You Are The One I Love”, and thought “Ah, that’s why I wrote that note.”
The Groove – “You Are The One I Love” (1968) (excerpt)
And the full versions:
The Groove – “You Are The One I Love” (1968)
Thanks, Stonefish, for posting that Groove song in the first place.