Single on Impact by highly-regarded and popular Maori singer-guitarist (1953-2016), originally from the small North Island town of Katikati. Bunny Walters was a star in New Zealand, with five charting records 1970-74 and frequent appearances on TV music shows.
B-side on Pye. The A-side is Take The Money and Run. Both sides were covered by Bunny Walters.
Irish singer and entertainer Joe Dolan (1939-2007) was a former newspaper compositor who fronted The Drifters, the showband formed with his brother in 1960, later known as Joe Dolan & The Drifters.
Dolan had some 30 charting singles in Ireland in the 60s, 70s and 80s, including six #1s.
More details under Take The Money And Run.
Single on Gallo by Manchester-born singer resident in South Africa, popular in South Africa and Rhodesia.
Entered South African radio charts early 1973
Further reading: All of Alan Garrity’s charting singles are listed at SA Charts 1969-1989 Acts G at The South African Rock Encyclopedia.
Single on Blue Master by Inga Sulin (b.1945, aka Inga Sulin-Ahola), Finnish screen and stage actress, singer, dancer and teacher. Also on the album Kahdeksikko I (= eight, 1969), a collection of tracks by eight Finnish artists.
Finnish lyrics by Virpi Kaartinen, aka Virpi Säilä. Tyhjä koti means empty house.
German lyrics by songwriter Kurt Hertha (1926-2007).
Single on Arcade by Belgian singer.
Joe Harris (Georges Lisabeth 1943-2003) was from Bruges (Dutch: Brügge) in West Flanders, Belgium. His first record, as Joske Harris, was released when he was twelve. He later recorded as Joske Harry’s and with his band as Joe Harris and The Pink Umbrellas.
In the 1960s he tended to record in English but he switched to Dutch in the early 70s. His biggest hit was Drink Rode wijn (1975, #8 Belgium, #18 Netherlands).
According to publicity in New Musical Express 3 May 1969, Heathmore was discovered by Sandie Shaw when she saw him perform in a club in Northern England and referred him to her manager Eve Taylor.
Original version? 45cat gives release dates of Joe Harris April 1969 and Heathmore 2 May 1969, but it seems more likely to me that Heathmore’s is the original version, as listed by COVER.INFO.