Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 27th 1966, Joe Tex performed "S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)" on the ABC-TV program 'Where The Action Is'... Two months earlier on May 8th, 1966 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on June 12th, 1966 it peaked at #39 (for 1 week) and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100... It reached #9 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart... Between 1964 and 1977 he had twenty-seven songs on the Top 100; three made the Top 10 with "I Gotcha" being his biggest hit, it peaked at #2 (for 2 weeks) on April 30th, 1972 (the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack)... R.I.P. Mr. Tex, born Joseph Arrington, Jr., (1935 - 1982).
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.