Rod Stewart: Oh No Not My Baby


This was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and first released by Maxine Brown in 1964. It reached No 24 in the States in early 1965. I don’t think she made the most of this powerful song.

Manfred Mann took it to No 11 in Britain in 1965. I liked Paul Jones’s voice but not the group. I always found something sterile about them.

I much prefer Rod Stewart’s 1973 version, which reached No 6 in Britain and No 59 in America.

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