|"Since You Been Gone"|
|Single by Rainbow|
|from the album Down to Earth|
|A-side||"Since You Been Gone"|
|Released||31 August 1979|
|Rainbow singles chronology|
"Since You Been Gone" is a song written by former Argent guitarist Russ Ballard and first released on his 1976 album Winning. It was popularized in a version by Rainbow in 1979, which reached number 6 in the UK and number 57 in the US.
Prior to Rainbow, the Illinois rock band Head East recorded and released a cover version of the song on their 1978 eponymous album, reaching No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100. Head East's version of this song was their highest charting single.
A year later, Rainbow recorded the song and released it as the first single from their 1979 album Down to Earth with Graham Bonnet on lead vocals. It was a top 10 hit single in the United Kingdom and was named the 82nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time by VH1. [ citation needed ] and in the 2018 Netflix documentary Three Identical Strangers .Rainbow's version was used in a 2009 T-Mobile advertisement filmed at Liverpool Street station in London
Other cover versions include those by South African all-female band Clout on their 1978 album Substitute, a.k.a. Clout, and by former Runaways vocalist Cherie Currie as a duet with her sister Marie Currie on the 1980 album Messin' with the Boys . Their version reached No. 95 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Alcatrazz, also fronted by Graham Bonnet, covered the song on the album Live Sentence with Yngwie Malmsteen on guitar, and yet another Bonnet-fronted outfit, Impellitteri, recorded it for their 1988 debut album Stand in Line .
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