17/3/81: 'Jealous Guy' by Roxy Music at no. 1 (UK)

On Tuesday 17 March 1981 a cover version of the John Lennon song 'Jealous Guy' by British band Roxy Music was at no. 1 in the UK for the second of two weeks.

The band had added the song to their live set during their tour following the death of Lennon in December 1980. It was intended to be a one off tribute performance at a show in Dortmund on 19th December. It has featured in every Roxy Music or Bryan Ferry solo tour since, including Live Aid in 1985.

Despite a long and successful career this single would be Roxy Music's only number 1 in the UK. The full length version of the song is 6:10 long. A live version can be heard on the Roxy Music album Heart Still Beating (1990)

Source. Viva Roxy Music

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