PETER DOYLE
Stupidity
(Solomon Burke)
Australia 1965
#6 Melbourne

Single on Sunshine label. Double-sided hit with Heigh-Ho.

Peter Doyle: Melbourne singer (1949-2001), a graduate of TV's Swallows Juniors, backed by The Phantoms and later, at the Astor label, Grandma's Tonic. He joined The Virgil Brothers in 1968 and The New Seekers in 1970. See also Peter Doyle - Whatcha Gonna Do About It.

Reference: Milesago's Peter Doyle page.
Further reading: The comprehensive and highly recommended PeterDoyleWebsite.net; and the
Wikipedia entry on Peter Doyle. Version alert from Terry Stacey.
KINGSIZE TAYLOR & THE DOMINOES
Stupidity
(Solomon Burke)
UK 1964

Single on Decca.

Also on Ariola (Germany) LP Twist Time Im Star-Club 2. A Star-Club version is available on Bear Family CD set Die Ariola Star-Club [Amazon link], presumably the same track.

Merseyside group formed in 1957 who often worked in Europe, including Hamburg where Ted "Kingsize" Taylor hometaped The Beatles at the Star Club. Cilla Black often appeared as vocalist with the Dominoes.

See also: Skye Boat Song.

Further reading: More details of the band at British Beat Boom. See also Der Star-Club - Legende mit schlechtem Ende GermanRock.de

THE UNDERTAKERS
Stupidity
(Solomon Burke)
UK 1964

Single on Pye label, B-side of Just A Little Bit.

Jackie Lomax was a member of this Merseyside band. His single of George Harrison's Sour Milk Sea, with George producing and the participation of Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton, was among the first batch of singles released on the Beatles' new Apple label in August 1968.

The Undertakers also recorded Dessie Rozier's (Do The) Mashed Potatoes, best known in Australia through Billy Thorpe's version.

See the Undertakers page at British Beat Boom 1963-66.

Thanks to Terry Stacey.

SOLOMON BURKE
Stupidity
(Solomon Burke)
USA 1963
Original version

Single on Atlantic label, B-side of Can't Nobody Love You, also on 1963 Atlantic album If You Need Me.

Other versions of Stupidity:

Later versions:

JEFF ST JOHN & THE ID
Stupidity
(Solomon Burke)
Australia 1966
Later version

Recorded for ABC-TV, 1966 [YouTube link].

See also Big Time Operator.

Further reading: Jeff St John's current website.
Thanks to Terry Stacey for version alert.
DR FEELGOOD
Stupidity
(Solomon Burke)
UK 1976
Later version

On 1976 album Stupidity.

This is Dr Feelgood, British R&B pub-rock band formed 1971 [not to be confused with Dr Feelgood and the Interns, the recording name of bluesman Willie Perryman, the originator of The Beatles' Mr Moonlight]. (RSE)

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