(Groupie) Superstar- Delaney & Bonnie And friends feat. Eric Clapton


The famous versions of the song include:
- Original Delaney and Bonnie Version
The song is written in 1969 by musicians known as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, that include Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, and others.
The song was called "Groupie (Superstar)", and recorded and released as a B-side to the Delaney & Bonnie single "Comin' Home" in December 1969. Released by Atlantic Records, the full credit on the single was to Delaney & Bonnie and Friends Featuring Eric Clapton.



- Mad Dogs and Englishmen's version
This version comes in live album of Joe Cocker's Mad Dog and Englishmen in August 1970, the song's name was "superstar" without  (groupie). The live album reaching number 2 in Billboard pop album chart and the people started to become aware of the song "superstar". The song in this album was sung by ex-Delaney and Bonnie vocalist Rita Coolidge that was a backup vocalist of Mad Dog and Englishmen  in the US tour 1970.



- Carpenters version
The duo's rendition was included on the May 1971 album Carpenters, and then released as a single in September 1971. Richard changed a lyric in the second verse  from:
And I can hardly wait
To sleep with you again
To:
And I can hardly wait
To be with you again.

Richard change the lyric because the subject in the previous wording is a risque to the clean-cut image of Carpenters. It was said also that the previous wording had kept many other artist from recording it.



- Sonic Youth Version
I first listen to the song in this version as it was one track in JUNO movie soundtrack in 2007. The song is previously featured in a tribute album called "if i were a Carpenter" in 1994. I bought The Carpenters album and surprisingly they have this song also. :)



The song also had been covered in many other artist other than mentioned above.
Here is the lyrics of the song:

Long ago, so far away
I fell in love with you before the second show.

Your guitar it sounds so sweet and clear
But it's just the radio and you're not really here.

(Don't you remember you told me you love me, baby ?)
(You said you'd be coming back this way again, baby)
(Don't you remember you told me you love me, baby ?)

Loneliness is such a sad affair
And I can hardly wait to sleep with you again.

What to say to make you come again ?
Come back and play for me your sad guitar.

(Don't you remember you told me you love me, baby ?)
(You said you'd be coming back this way again, baby)
(Don't you remember you told me you love me, baby ?)

(Don't you remember you told me you love me, baby ?)
(You said you'd be coming back this way again, baby)
(Don't you remember you told me you love me, baby ?)

Superstar, Delaney&Bonnie and Friends, feat Eric Clapton

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