Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today’s TuneBack is dedicated to my husband who turns 30 today. He is a huge fan of Cher, so I’m tuning it back to “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”.

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: September 1971

TRIVIA: Released four years after her last top ten hit “You Better Sit Down Kids”, this song was a comeback single for Cher—it was her first single in four years to chart higher than #84—not only returning her to the top ten of the charts but also giving her two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1971.

The song was written by songwriter Bob Stone as a story-song called “Gypsys, Tramps and White Trash”. Producer Snuff Garrett advised that the title be changed and Stone then changed it to “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”.

The title of this song has also been shown with the alternative spelling “Gypsies”, this being a correct spelling of this word.

The video for “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” was Cher’s first music video. The video was a recorded performance of the song on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour in 1971.

See you next Tuesday!!

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