Australian singles charts:
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy entered the Kent charts on 19 April 1969 and peaked at #14. The song is #88 on the Top 100 of 1969.
The song is on Blood, Sweat & Tears which entered the Kent album charts on 7 June 1969 and peaked at #4.
Berry Gordy Jr, Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Frank Wilson
James William Guercio
Record label of Australian release:
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy was originally recorded by Motown artist Brenda Holloway in 1967. Blood, Sweat & Tears founder and keyboard player Al Kooper came up with the idea to cover it but he left the group before they recorded it. His replacement, David Clayton-Thomas, took over and sang lead.
Blood, Sweat & Tears closed their Woodstock set with this song. They had the #1 album in America at the time so being wildly popular, they commanded a premium fee: $15,000, which was second only to Jimi Hendrix. Unfortunately for BS&T, they were never paid (the festival lost money) and were not included in the film, since they would have been owed a portion of the receipts had they appeared.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/blood-sweat-tears/youve-made-me-so-very-happy
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 60s
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