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!!