100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966. ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’- The Fortunes.
The Fortunes- a band formed in 1961 in Birmingham, England- had three Top 40 hits in the United States. Their first and biggest success was ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’ #7 in late 1965. Their lead singer was Rod Allen. In 1966 their manager Reginald Calvert was murdered in a dispute over Pirate radio stations. The man who killed him was late acquitted -self defense. The band stuck around for a while and later enjoyed another big hit in the US in 1971- with “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again’ #15. They were more successful in the UK with 5 singles reaching the Top 15. Four of the bands five original members have passed. The band is still active- at least the name is – the newest member of the band joined in 1983 well after the original band had their hits.
Single: “You’ve Got Your Troubles’-The Fortunes/ Written by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook/Record Company- Press/ Recorded 1965/ Time: 3:23/ Produced by Noel Walker/ Released August 1965/ Peaked at #7 in US Billboard Hot 100 #2 in UK Singles Chart.
Been so long since hearing this. I remember the other song also. Good stuff, those horns give it that extra oomph.
This was a step up for a lot of Brit bands who had hits in the Invasion years. There’s a certain sadness that anchors this song. Always liked it; It seems ripe for remake by someone…
Reminded me of an old friend from long ago. Whenever someone was getting a bit long-winded about some personal problem, Jimmy would sing “You’ve got your troubles, I’ve got mine.”
Such a good song. They don’t make ’em like this any more.