Rosalyn (song)

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Single by The Pretty Things
B-side "Big Boss Man"
Released May 1964
Format 7", 45rpm
Label Fontana
Writer(s) Jimmy Duncan, Bill Farley
The Pretty Things singles chronology
"Don't Bring Me Down"

"Rosalyn" is a song by British rhythm and blues band The Pretty Things. It was released as their first single in 1964 and charted at number 41 in the United Kingdom.


"Rosalyn" was written by songwriter Jimmy Duncan, who was also co-manager of the Pretty Things with Bryan Morrison at the time.[1]


David Bowie recorded "Rosalyn" and released it on his album Pin Ups.[2] It was released as a single by RCA in New Zealand in November 1973 instead of "Sorrow", which was released in the rest of the world.[3] The B-side was "Where Have All the Good Times Gone", another cover from Pin Ups.


Chart Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 41


  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers: Overlooked Innovators and Eccentric Visionaries of '60s Rock. San Francisco, CA: Miller Freeman, 2000. 13-18.
  2. ^ Strong, Martin C. The Great Rock Discography, 7th Edition. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2004. 180.
  3. ^ "David Bowie 7 Inch Singles Discography Home Page". Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Archive Chart: 1964-07-08" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 December 2016.