The Shadows of Knight made a version that hit #10 in the US two years later. It became a very popular song to cover because it's easy to play on guitar and contains an anthemic chorus (G-L-O-R-I-A).
Some of the other groups to record the song include I ragazzi del sole (1966), Blues Magoos (1967), Patti Smith (1975, with a line from her poem Oath
added at the beginning: "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine"), The Doors (1983), Count Five (1991), Eddie & The Hot Rods (1997), Rickie Lee Jones
(2001), Simple Minds (2001) and Popa Chubby (2001).
Van Morrison released his own version in 1974.
Andy - Eatontown, PA