Jack Lee, who also wrote Paul Young's debut US hit "Come Back And Stay
," recalled in a 2007 interview with Mojo
magazine that he was facing financial ruin before he received the phone call that changed his fortunes. "I remember the day vividly," he recalled. "It was a Friday. They were going to cut off our electricity at six o'clock, the phone too."
When Debbie Harry rang asking Lee if she could record this song, Lee readily agreed and the rest was history.