South African Manfred Mann was responsible for 1964’s Greenwich/Barry bubblegum cover hit Do Wah Diddy. His organ playing adds the Midas touch to this otherwise also-ran Dylan parody. That and years of pub talk about what the lyrics *really* are saying. Lots of people get wrapped up like a douche over it. (*) ▷Songfacts▹
If you really like ‘Blinded’, there’s even a Danish disco version. Or catch 2006 movie Running with Scissors.
See also: Second British Invasion
Like oh, sure, George needed to cop a tune. My Sweet Lord vs. He’s So Fine
The single reaches US#4,NL#1,NO#4 and wins two Grammys — one for the video, which also wins 6 MTV awards. Second single Shiny Happy People released May 6 reaches US#10,UK#6,IE#2.