Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band - Love of the Common People (Live In Dublin)
Bruce Springsteen performing "Love Of The Common People" Live in Dublin
Live In Dublin features songs from Bruce Springsteen and The Sessions Band’s performances at The Point on November, 2006. Includes fan favorites from The Seeger Sessions and reinterpretations from the Springsteen songbook – all captured in stunning high definition.
"Love of the Common People" is a song written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins, eventually released in 1970 on John Hurley's album John Hurley Sings about People, but first sung in January 1967 by The Four Preps. It had been covered by The Everly Brothers, country singers Waylon Jennings and Lynn Anderson, Pennsylvania Sixpence and also Wayne Newton, all in 1967, The Simple Image, Leonard Nimoy, reggae singer Eric Donaldson and the Gosdin Brothers in 1968, Elton John and also soul group The Winstons, both in 1969, John Denver on his 1969 album Rhymes & Reasons, Sandy Posey in 1970, the same year that reggae singer Nicky Thomas had a big hit in Europe with the song, and pedal steel guitarist Sneaky Pete Kleinow in 1979. It was also a Top 10 hit in Ireland for showband star Joe Dolan in 1968. Wanda Jackson covered the song in 1971, as did Stiff Little Fingers and English pop singer Paul Young, both in 1982. In 2007 Bruce Springsteen covered it as part of his Seeger Sessions tour, releasing a live version of it as a bonus track on his Live in Dublin album. Anti-Nowhere League covered it 2017 on their album League Style.