Australian singles charts:
I Can Help entered the Kent Music Report charts on 2 December 1974 and was a #1 hit. The song was #21 on the Top 100 of 1975.
The song is on I Can Help which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 3 February 1975 and peaked at #20.
Chip Young, Billy Swan
Record label of Australian release:
Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge brought Billy Swan a little RMI organ as a wedding present. Billy was fiddling around with it when the chorus “I can help” appeared, and within a few minutes he had written the lyrics.
Swan often took his medium-sized dog to his recording sessions. While Swan was recording I Can Help, the dog became playful and started tugging at Swan’s pant leg. He finished the take – and earned the applause from the band mates that is heard at the end of the released song.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/billy-swan/i-can-help
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