Back in 1959, a little-known track was released by the name of Have Love, Will Travel. Centred around a doo-wop style vocal riff, it didn't do much for its writer initially.
Six years later, Washington State garage rockers The Sonics reinvented the song with a fuzzy, rocking treatment that took its (ahem) sonic cues from The Kinks' raucous early singles.
As for the original artist? Richard Berry chalked it up to experience. Back in '55, he'd had similar 'failure' with another song he'd written called Louie, Louie...
Following in the wake of The Sonics, there have been numerous covers of Have Love, Will Travel over the years. For our money, this version by The Black Keys is the most convincing.
Listen | Buy