This was written by Wayne Carson and released by the Box Tops in 1967. Lead singer Alex Chilton was 16. It got to No 1 in America and No 5 in Britain. It is listed at 372 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Joe Cocker released the song in 1970. It reached No 7 in America and No 39 in Britain.
One Reply to “The Box Tops: The Letter”
This is my favourite by Joe Cocker – a cover of “I’ll Cry Instead”. His first single I think. Some good pictures in this…
Dave Berry’s first single sounds like it was recorded on the same day, in the same studio and with the same backing musicians…