Chart Performance: Pop (#6) & Adult Contemporary (#2); 1976
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
David Bellamy was the singer/songwriter and brother Howard was the roadie. David wrote Spiders & Snakes (#3, 1974) with Jim Stafford, and recorded Let Your Love Flow, penned by Larry Williams of Neil Diamond’s road crew. David’s take of Love didn’t flow. On the road, Howard lugged band equipment for Stafford. Then one night in Florida, David/Jim’s manager/producer heard Howard singing, and knew instantly that here was the right voice for Love. With Howard accompanying David in the studio, they laid down their first #1 record. Although Howard and David failed to successfully follow up Let Your Love Flow in the pop market, they moved over to country where they scored 25 Top 10 hits, including ten #1’s. Today the Bellamy’s are still performing, and as recently as 2003 were nominated for an Academy of Country Music Best Duo of the Year award.
- Phil Gernhard
- Tony Scotti
Lyrics Written by:
- Larry E. Williams