Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Young Rascals’ ‘I’ve Been Lonely Too Long’ Added To ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Channel

The song rose to No.16 on the Billboard Hot 100, the group’s third Top 20 hit after the chart-topping ‘Good Lovin’ and ‘You Better Run.’

The Young Rascals’ vibrant performance of “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long” on The Ed Sullivan Show of February 12, 1967 has been added to the series’ official YouTube channel.

The ever-expanding archive thus adds another appearance on the famous variety show by the New York group, whose “A Girl Like You” was shared in July, and another 1967 hit, the timeless “Groovin’,” in August last year. The latest clip comes from an edition that also featured comedian Joan Rivers, singer-dancer-actress Lola Falana, and actress-comedian Nancy Walker.

“I’ve Been Lonely Too Long” – not to be confused with Frederick Knight’s Stax hit of 1972, “I’ve Been Lonely For So Long” – was the Young Rascals’ fifth single, released in January 1967 (and followed by “Groovin’” and “A Girl Like You”). The song was written by joint lead vocalists Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and produced by the group themselves. It was featured on their second album, the simultaneously released Collections.