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“I loved The Three Degrees! I remember getting on an airplane and flying to Boston to see them. I called them ‘my group with royalty,' because they were huge in London.
“That’s the way the song happened, too: When we released it in the United States, it bombed terribly. The radio stations just didn’t want to know about it. But Columbia put it out in England, and it took off. It was one of the biggest songs by a female group since The Supremes were putting out all of their hits.
“After the song became a smash across the pond, everybody in the States took notice. The DJs played it, and everybody went crazy.
“There’s a wonderful quality to the strings – it’s almost classical. I think you could take the vocals off and know what song it is.”