Keyboard player Johnny Durrill, who was a member of The Five Americans and The Ventures, wrote this song.
Johnny Durrill submitted it to Cher's producer, Snuff Garrett, who had some definitive feedback. "When I was on tour in Japan with the Ventures, I was writing an interesting song," Durrill explained. "I telegraphed the unfinished lyrics to Garrett. He said to 'make sure the bitch kills him.' Hence, in the song both the lover and fortune teller were killed. That song became 'Dark Lady' which Cher cut; it went to #1 in 1974. Garrett provided me access to artists such as Cher and Sinatra and other opportunities such as soundtracks."
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