In The 1970s Billy Swan

I loved the song I Can Help. I loved the fact that it would catch out the lazy DJs who never realised it had a force ending. It faded out and came back again.  Fantastic! As far as the UK was concerned it was a one hit wonder. Mr. Billy Lance Swan was born in 1942 in Missouri and in the 1960s played on the road with the likes of Kris Krisstofferson and Conway Twitty.

The song was recorded in two takes only and the applause on some versions at the end of the track is supposed to be down to the fact the fact that a dog was pulling at Billy’s trousers during the recording. Nice story for a song that went to No. 1 in many countries and went gold in the U.S.