I love this song! From late 1969, Lou Christie’s hit single, I’m Gonna Make You Mine.
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- Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco grew up in Pittsburgh, USA; by the time he was 19 he had a recording contract and was smart enough to adopt a stage name = Lou Christie.
- Lou’s career had three phases; first, his pre-army days. While still in school, Lou wrote and recorded songs. On leaving high school, he travelled to New York and worked as a session vocalist. A record producer heard him, liked his falsetto voice and suggested he listen to The Four Seasons song, Sherry. Lou loved it. He got back together with his long time song writing partner, Twyla Herbert, and wrote, The Gypsy Cried. It was released as a single and Lou’s career was on the way – the song peaked at #24 on the US charts.
- A couple of other hits followed, as did Lou’s being drafted into the army – he didn’t release another charting single for two and a half years.
- Next came the post-army career phase. On being discharged from the army, Lou signed with MGM and his career was reborn. Apparently MGM disliked his first single, Lightnin’ Strikes. The fans loved it – on Lou’s 23rd birthday, it hit #1 on the US charts.
- For some reason, Lou was dropped by MGM. He worked under the Columbia for a short (and unfruitful) while, before signing with Buddah Records. His first song with Buddah, I’m Gonna Make You Mine, was a 1 hit, peaking at #7 in the US.
- Phase three began in 1971 and has continued through to the present day. Lou continued to make music but without the success of previous years. He continued to tour.
- In 1997, Lou released his first album since 1971.
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- I’m Gonna Make You Mine was written by well-known bubble gum music producer, Tony Romeo.
- It was recorded and released by by Lou Christie in 969.
- I’m Gonna Make You Mine spent 12 weeks on the US singles chart, peaking at #7. It reached #2 in the UK.
- It was the title track of Lou’s fifth album, his first on Buddah Records.
- The song was ranked No. 60 on Billboard Magazine’s Top Hot 100 songs of 1969.
- I’m Gonna Make You Mine lyrics.
i’m gonna make you mine – lou Christie – 1969 – video
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