Onetime Scorpions bassist Francis Buchholz, who plays on “Still Loving You,” celebrates his 69th birthday today (February 19th). That song had a tough time making it onto a Scorpions album. It was rejected numerous times by the band before they finally tried to play it. Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker wrote the music for “Still Loving You” in 1977, and it took unto 1984 until it made it onto the album Love at First Sting. Bandmate Matthias Jabs explains how the song came to be recorded years later.
“He brought it up every time we were recording an album. So at the time when we were doing Love Drive in ’78 nobody in the band liked it. In 1980, when we did Animal Magnetism, nobody liked it. Blackheart, same thing. So he always came up with that song and we didn’t know what to do with it. And then in ’83, when we started out rehearsing for Love at First Sting, we just played it and everybody played about the same thing that is on the album now the first time we tried it out. It just felt right and it felt magic the first moment we did it.”
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