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"Handbags and Gladrags" is the name of a song written in 1967 by Mike d'Abo, who was then the lead singer of Manfred Mann.

In 1969, Rod Stewart recorded a version for the 1970 album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down. This version of the song was arranged by Mike d'Abo himself, who also played piano on the recording. The song failed to garner significant sales or airplay in the United States, but when it was re-released as… read more

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  • Favorite Rod Stewart track, hands down :D ~~~~~
  • Yea, back in the day Rod was an actual rocker. This was one of em.
  • Wernham Hogg approve
  • A very moving, melodic version by Rod........Thank you for the music......!
  • You cant dance around your handbag to this one Rod... Will have to smooch instead..... A very pretty, meaningful song...all the same... Nice one Mr Stewart !
  • GODbless each
  • ;P =)
  • wow, I never thought I'd say this but Rod Stewart is great! a far cry from his pop hits they always play on the radio.
  • Great Song..Never Dates../;~}
  • this song ALWAYS takes me back to a certain couch,, lights dim, worried her parents would come upstairs, and "learning" to make out,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I can still taste her cherry lip gloss

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