1977 Leo Sayer – How Much Love
Leo co-wrote songs with David Courtney, one of which was recorded by Roger Daltry of the Who. Adam Faith was a singer and actor who had a series of pop singles in the top ten in the UK in the late fifties and early sixties. David and Adam managed Leo’s early career and produced some of his recordings.
Leo’s first single, Why Is Everybody Going Home, didn’t sell very well. He appeared in videos and live shows in a mime costume to promote his second single, and The Show Must Go On reached #2 on the UK chart in 1973.
The single didn’t chart in the US because Three Dog Night covered the song and took it to #4 on the Hot 100 in 1974.
Leo finally reached the US charts later in 1974 with Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance). That single peaked at #9 on the Hot 100 and reached #4 on the UK chart.
More hits followed, including two back-to-back singles that topped the Hot 100 in the US in 1976 and 1977.
Barry Mann co-wrote How Much Love with Leo in 1977 and the single peaked at #17 on the US Hot 100 and reached the top ten in the UK.
During the lockdowns in 2020, Leo created a video for a new recording of a Beatles’ classic Eleanor Rigby that he dedicated to “all the lonely people.” He also recorded a few new songs. He began touring again in 2021 once it became workable to do so.
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