Australian singles charts:
Gimme Some Lovin’ entered the Kent charts on 21 January 1967 and peaked at #6. The song was #35 on the Top 100 of 1967.
Gimme Some Lovin’ was written by the group’s lead singer, Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis was their guitarist – he was chosen as the group’s namesake because he was the only one who enjoyed doing interviews). Winwood says they banged it out in the studio in the first or second take. The song was also written on the fly. In Rolling Stone magazine, bassist Muff Winwood said, “Steve had been singing, ‘Gimme some lovin’,’ just yelling anything. It took about an hour to write, then down the pub for lunch.”
Steve Winwood was just 17 years old when he wrote this song. It was one of the first songs he wrote, and the first one that he says wasn’t derivative of something already recorded.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-spencer-davis-group/gimme-some-lovin
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