Take My Hand

Album: Birmingham Beat (1965)


  • According to The Roy Wood Story by John Van der Kiste, this song sees the first ever writing credit for the multi-instrumentalist on vinyl. Running to only 2 minutes 23 seconds, it was released on the Columbia label in August 1965 backed by another of his songs, "Make Them Understand."

    As this was the era of The Beatles, it is unsurprising that it sounds like it could have been written or even performed by Messrs Lennon and McCartney, the latter in particular, although the vocal was supplied by Sheridan. According to Van der Kiste, it is said to have been influenced by the Tom Jones hit "It's Not Unusual." Whatever, it didn't do well. Mike Sheridan's Lot was an ephemeral band, and Roy Wood moved on to The Move, which was formed in December the same year. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


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