Australian singles charts:
Son of a Preacher Man entered the Kent charts on 21 December 1968 and peaked at #6. The song was #48 in 1969.
The song is on Dusty in Memphis.
John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins
Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin, Jeff Barry, Tom Dowd
Record label of Australian release:
This song is about a young girl who sneaks away with the preacher’s son every time his dad comes to visit. This Son of a Preacher Man woos her and teaches her about love. He is the only boy she has ever loved.
This was written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins, and was originally offered to Aretha Franklin (who is a preacher’s daughter) but she turned it down because she thought it was disrespectful. She subsequently changed her mind and did a cover version of it.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/dusty-springfield/son-of-a-preacher-man
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 60s
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