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Encyclopedia > Band Of Gold (Freda Payne Song)

Band of Gold was a popular song by Freda Payne. Freda Charcelia Payne (born on September 19, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American singer and actress. ...

Written by Edythe Wayne and Ron Dunbar the song was offered to Payne. Because of the subject matter of the song (a marriage that ended on the wedding night), Payne did not want to record it at first, finding the material more appropriate for a young woman or teenager, but reluctantly gave in after being persuaded by the producers and songwriters to do so.

Almost immediately, in early 1970, the song became an instant pop smash reaching #3 in the US and #1 on the UK singles chart for six weeks in September 1970. It gave Payne her first gold record. The guitarist on the record is Ray Parker Jr who later found solo success in the late 70's and early 80's. The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Ray Erskine Parker Jr. ...

The song was later covered in 1986 by Belinda Carlisle on her debut solo album Belinda, and was remixed for release as a single. Unlike the album cut, the single version of Carlisle's "Band of Gold" includes a backing vocal by Freda Payne. Belinda Carlisle (Belinda Jo Carlisle; also known as Belinda Kurczeski) born on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California, is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the all-female rock & roll band The Go-Gos and also a successful solo artist. ... The name Belinda can refer to: Belinda is a moon of the planet Uranus. ...

The song was also covered by Bonnie Tyler on her album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire. Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a Welsh singer. ... Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire is an album produced by Jim Steinman, with Bonnie Tyler as the main performer. ...

Preceded by:
"The Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
UK number one single (Freda Payne version)
September 15, 1970
Succeeded by:
"Woodstock" by Matthews Southern Comfort



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