Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright): ROD STEWART

Australian singles chart:
Tonight’s the Night entered the Kent Music Report on 5 July 1976 and peaked at #3. It was #11 on the Top 100 of 1976.

The song is on A Night on the Town which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 28 June 1976. It reached #1 on 30 August 1976 and remained there for 10 weeks.

Rod Stewart

Tom Dowd

Record label of Australian release:
Warner Bros

Stewart makes his intentions clear on this song, as he lures a young lady to the bedroom: “The secret is about to unfold, upstairs before the night’s too old.”
The lascivious lyrics got the song banned by the BBC, which objected to the line, “Spread your wings and let me come inside.”
Stewart’s girlfriend at the time, the Swedish actress Britt Ekland, sings the French part at the end of this song. When asked if he paid her a royalty, Stewart replied, “Bollocks! I bought her a nice frock.”
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