was a veteran songwriter, often working out of the famous Brill Building, who had worked on several hits, including "Sugar, Sugar
" by the Archies. He hadn't had a song in the Hot 100 in over three years when in 1974, he formed his own label, Ice Records, and personally financed the recording session that produced "Rock Me Gently." He could only afford to record two sides, and deciding the second side was good enough to be the A-Side of another single, he put an instrumental of "Rock Me Gently" on its B-side. The song debuted on the Hot 100 on June 22, 1974, and took 14 weeks to reach #1 on September 28. It also rose to #2 on the UK Singles Chart. It would be Kim's last top 10 hit in either country.