• Men next door

    25 Apr 2008, 14:06 by matvey_andreyev

    The history of the Man Next Door song

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    Some tracks are available on last.fm. Ask me for a link concerning other tracks, if you want or search you know where.

    The story was something like this:

    1964: Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters recorded a song called A Quiet Place, lyrics of which have a lot in common with those of Man Next Door. Music is different. Possibly, John Holt heard it and paraphrased.

    Around 1970: John Holt wrote the reggae song. He was a member of The Paragons (or Paragons) and the band has performed the song. Holt has left the group in 1970, so the song must have been written in 1970 or earlier. The song was like Man Next Door (Got To Get Away).

    It seems that Holt did not consider the song title seriously, preferring "Man Next Door" but letting other record producers write whatever shit they wanted on their records, like "A Quiet Place", "Got To Get Away" and other variants + their combinations.