Goodbye, Jimmy Ruffin!
Oder um sich mit Kevin Rowland zu erinnern, der sich Ruffins „I’ll Say Forever My Love“ als Referenzpunkt nahm, um 1984 auf dem großen „Don’t Stand Me Down“-Album eines der besten, mit Sicherheit herzzereißendsten Lieder der Dexys Midnight Runners überhaupt aufzunehmen – „Reminiscene (Part 2)“:
„We were both 16, they were sweet, warm nights and it’s a fond memory now. We decided we should adopt a song, a song that was current. She wanted „I’ll Say Forever, My Love“ by Jimmy Ruffin, I wanted it to be „Lola“ by The Kinks. We seemed to hear those two records everywhere we went. The two I mentioned previously were predominant songs on the radio at that time, I’d hear them in the mornings when I was having my breakfast, getting ready to go to work.
Well, she won.
It was never really acknowledged but „I’ll Say Forever“ became the song.
I’ll say forever my love.“