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Bob Davie wrote this and played the honky-tonk piano. It was inspired by a popular music club in Dallas, Texas where the kids who weren't allowed in hung around outside a yellow door. Presumably "green door" sounded better.
Jim Lowe was a DJ and Country singer who recorded this in an apartment in Greenwich Village. Backing vocals were by The High Fives.
In the UK, Frankie Vaughan's cover version reached #2.
In 1981, the '50s revivalist Shakin' Stevens covered this and took this song to the top of the UK charts. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
Supertramp founder Roger Hodgson
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The Canadian superstar talks about his sudden rise to fame, and tells the stories behind his hits "Sunglasses At Night," "Boy In The Box" and "Never Surrender."
Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")
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