Australian singles charts:
Once Bitten, Twice Shy entered the Kent Music Report on 25 August 1975 and peaked at #29.
The song is on Ian Hunter which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 14 July 1975 and peaked at #36.
Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson
Record label of Australian release:
Once Bitten, Twice Shy was Hunter’s first single after leaving Mott The Hoople in 1974. That group is best known for All The Young Dudes, written and produced by David Bowie, who championed the group.
Hunter’s solo career got off to a good start. He toured both the US and UK in 1975, and Once Bitten Twice Shy rose to #14 in the UK. He wasn’t able to follow it up with an other hit, and although his sales numbers faltered, he retained a fervent fanbase and counted many fellow musicians as supporters; Mick Jones of The Clash and guitarist Mick Ronson were among his collaborators. In the ’80s, he did production work for Ellen Foley and Generation X, and wrote a hit for Barry Manilow called Ships.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/ian-hunter/once-bitten-twice-shy
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