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August 12, 2013

Grapefruit - Round Going Round (1968)

Brothers Alexander (b. 1938), George (b. 1946), Malcolm (b. 1953), and Angus Young (b. 1955) were all born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1963, the family moved to Sydney, Australia with only Alexander choosing to stay behind. In 1964, George Young co-founded The Easybeats. In 1967, Alexander Young co-founded this band, originally known as The Grapefruit, which was named after Grapefruit, a book by Yoko Ono. Alexander Young, who had now been calling himself George Alexander, and his bandmates (Mick Fowler, John Perry, Geoff & Pete Swettenham, and Bob Wale) were signed by The BeatlesApple Records. The individual members of The Beatles themselves expressed a great interest in the band, personally introducing them to the media at a press conference that was also attended by Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Donovan, and Cilla Black. Despite the grand opening, the group only stuck together for two years, releasing two mediocre albums. John Perry’s biggest career highlight was probably that he got to sing backup on The Beatles’ “Hey Jude.” Although some of Grapefruit’s singles managed to make it onto the charts, nothing too impressive had been achieved. As for Alexander and George Young’s younger brothers, Malcolm and Angus, they went on to form the highly successful band AC/DC in 1973.

Written by George Alexander (Alexander Young), the song heard below was released as a single in early 1968 and also appeared on the band’s first album, Around Grapefruit.

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Grapefruit - Round Going Round (1968)

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Lyrics:

I know she needs me
I know my baby needs me
I know she wants to stay

Round going round
I can see her in my dreams
And every day, every night
She was everywhere, it seems

Now I’ve found the perfect dream is gonna stay
Hey, hey, hey
For she promised all her loving for tomorrow today
Seven days a week she’ll have for me
Seven days a week I’ll want ‘cause
I need my baby
I need my baby

Round going round
In a multi-colored haze
Now I can fly ‘round the world
I can see the Milky Way

And a cold December turns to early May
Hey, hey, hey
For she promised all her loving for tomorrow today
Seven days a week, she’ll have for me
Seven days a week I’ll want ‘cause
I need my baby
I need my baby

I know she needs me
I know my baby needs me
I know she wants to stay

Round going round
Will tomorrow ever come?
I just can’t wait for the day, love
To see the morning sun

When she’s giving me her loving every way
Hey, hey, hey
For she promised all her loving for tomorrow…

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