This song is one of the many great love ballads of the 60s and one of many in a string of Top Ten hits by Little Anthony & The Imperials. In fact this tune went to the Top 5 in 1965 and is what I call a “new classic”.
Little Anthony, so named by DJ Alan Freed, had hits with group from1958 up until late 1961 when he left the group to try a solo career. But neither he or the Imperials (which replaced him twice) had any hits. So in late 1963 Gourdine returned to the group , replacing his second replacement, and once again the hits started coming on their new label – including this one.
The group is still active today and has an Official Website where you can read a biography, see photos and appearance schedules for the group.