As recalled by bassist Muff Winwood, the song was conceived, arranged, and rehearsed in just half an hour. At the time, the group was under pressure to come up with another hit, following the relatively poor showing of their previous single, ‘When I Come Home’. The song was eventually written in half an hour and as soon as it was finished, they knew they had a hit song on their hands.
In 1966, ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ reached Number 2 in the UK and Number 7 in the US.] The song is ranked number 247 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of ‘The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time’. There are a few variations in speed and other aspects between the records released on opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean in the U.S.A. and the UK.
I suppose that if one was to go shopping in ‘a dream store’ that supplied you with all you wanted out of life, whilst many would vary their wish list, one thing certainly would be asked for by all, “Gimme Some Loving”.
We can have health, wealth, handsome looks and every other personal attractive attribute in abundance, but without love, it adds up to nothing! One of the very first things my mother taught me was, ”Billy, it is no good looking to get love from others unless you give it out yourself!” She was essentially telling me that love springs from within oneself before we get receive it from others. Never forget that not only is love in you; it is you!
I know it may seem easy to get a loving partner, but it isn’t these days. It is easy to make contact with a stranger on social media today but what appears to be out there just waiting to connect with you has as much chance of 'wanting you sexually' than 'wanting you lovingly', and represents as much likelihood of hurting you in the long term than making you happier.
It may be easier to get a Facebook friend today than a friend one meets through social activities, but the latter type is more likely to finish up a better and long-term friend. Very few Facebook friends will ever meet you face-to-face, whether they are unable to, don’t want to or couldn’t be bothered to. That is why I love people like Anne Lister Lister whom I dedicate this song to today.
Anne does her daily visits carrying her pots of pleasure around half the homes in West Yorkshire, bringing her cheerful self and warm smile into the many homes she regularly visits and the numerous hearts she touches with her love. Anne Lister’s love is clear for all to see. It’s as clear as the beautiful jars of jam she deposits from her own sweet hands into yours whenever she visits you.
Have a good day all of you, especially your good self, Anne.
Love and peace Bill xxx