Australian singles chart:
I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You entered the Kent charts on 24 August 1968 and peaked at #3. It was #37 on the Top 100 of 1968.
The song is on Idea which entered the Kent album charts on 2 November 1968 and peaked at #8.
Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Barry Gibb
Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Record label of Australian release:
The song is about a man who, awaiting his execution in the electric chair, begs the prison chaplain to pass a final message on to his wife. Robin Gibb, who wrote the lyrics, said that the man’s crime was the murder of his wife’s lover, though the lyrics do not explicitly allude to the identity of the victim.
The song was written with Percy Sledge in mind to record it. Sledge did record it in 1970, but his label did not issue his version at the time. The Bee Gees released it in 1968.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I’ve_Gotta_Get_a_Message_to_You
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