Genuinely awesome footage of Rod Stewart on Top of the Pops reading his own lyrics off a bit of yellow paper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJo3w66JorM
Annoyingly, I love this song. Stewart has never been very good at the old lyrics and in later years TORTURED them to fit the rhyme. Here, he just doesn’t care: if he can’t think of a rhyme, fuck it: he just pretends one wasn’t required. I can’t decide whether I respect that or not.
Great song anyway and some fierce bass playing. And about a thousand people just milling about for no reason.
That was the year I was born. I’m going to go ahead and assume it was the exact second I was born.