Australian singles charts:
Everything I Own entered the Kent charts on 17 April 1972 and peaked at #12. The song was #61 on the Top 100 of 1972.
The song was on Baby I’m a Want You which entered the Kent album charts on 17 April 1972 and peaked at #23.
Record label of Australian release:
Although initial listeners may have interpreted it as a song about a broken relationship, David Gates revealed that it was written in memory of his father who died in 1963 before he achieved his success with Bread.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everything_I_Own
According to the book 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, at his father’s funeral, a friend took David Gates aside and said, “Your dad was so proud of what you were doing.” David agreed by replying, “My success would have been so special to him as he was my greatest influence. So I decided to write and record Everything I Own about him. If you listen to the words, ‘You sheltered me from harm, kept me warm, gave my life to me, set me free,’ it says it all.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/bread/everything-i-own
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