Bald Headed Woman

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"Bald Headed Woman"
Song by The Kinks
from the album Kinks
Released2 October 1964 (1964-10-02) (UK)
RecordedLate August 1964, Pye Studios (No. 2), London
LabelPye NPL 18096 (UK)
Songwriter(s)Shel Talmy
Producer(s)Shel Talmy

"Bald Headed Woman"
Single by The Who
A-side"I Can't Explain"
ReleasedDecember 1964 (US)
15 January 1965 (UK)[1]
Format7" 45rpm
RecordedSeptember 1964 at IBC Studios, London, England
Songwriter(s)Shel Talmy
Producer(s)Shel Talmy
The Who singles chronology
"Zoot Suit/I'm the Face"
"Bald Headed Woman"
"Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"

"Bald Headed Woman" is a traditional blues song[2], covered by The Kinks on their eponymous debut album in 1964[3] and The Who in 1965 as the B-side of "I Can't Explain".

The song was also covered by other artists of the time, including Harry Belafonte, as seen in the Bob Dylan documentary, No Direction Home, and The Sneekers[4].

Jimmy Page plays on The Who's version. "It wasn't really lead," he clarified, "Just a couple of phrases."[5]


  1. ^ "Discography – I Can't Explain". 2008. Archived from the original on 4 May 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2010.
  2. ^ Earliest known recording on YouTube
  3. ^ Release Information
  4. ^
  5. ^ Murray, Charles Shaar (August 2004). "The Guv'nors". Mojo. No. 129. p. 71.

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