In an interview with Songfacts, guitarist Russ Ballard said he wrote "Since You Been Gone" for himself; it featured on his 1975 Winning
The best-known version though is that recorded by Rainbow for the 1979 Down To Earth
album, with Graham Bonnet
on vocals. Running to 3 minutes 25 seconds, it was the second track on side two, an obvious single, and the band's biggest hit to date. Produced by bass player Roger Glover and released on the Polydor label, it reached #6 on the UK chart.
Alexander Baron - London, England