After 816 Posts, and most of them done by me, I like to indulge myself now and then. This song was written in 1967 by John Ellison and recorded originally by the Soul Brothers Six. It just cracked the top 100 and placed at 91, but 8 years later it would make it to # 3 by Grand Funk Railroad and 19 years later it would make it to # 7 on the Adult Contemporary Chart by Huey Lewis in the News. It’s a song I really love –
Soul Brothers Six
Fantastic Johnny C
CIRCA 1970: Photo Grand Funk Railroad by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Huey Lewis and the News
The Man who wrote it / John Ellison /
Grand Funk Railroad /
and earlier in life
Huey Lewis and the News on Jay Leno /
Toploader 2002 UK /
My Favourite Version of Some Kind of Wonderful / The Inmates (live) / 1980 / The Inmates /
1967 / Soul Brothers Six / # 91 BB
1968 / Fantastic Johnny C / # 87 BB
1975 / Grand Funk Railroad / # 3 BB
1994 / Huey Lewis and the News / # 7 Adult Contemporary
2002 / Toploader / # 76 UK singles Chart
The Inmates (live) / 1980 / Gary’s absolute Favourite
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