You pick one.
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Before he changed the music business in 1975 with Frampton Comes Alive, Peter Frampton was a featured player on another classic live album, Humble Pie's Rockin' The Fillmore.
The closing song on that 1971 album is "I Don't Need No Doctor," an FM radio rock staple that showcases Frampton's exceptional guitar talents.
The song fell short of the top 40, peaking at #73, but has become the band's signature tune.
Here is that classic rock gem.
Now what many do not know is that the original version of this song was released a few years earlier (1966) by Ray Charles.
The song was written by Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson and Jo Armistead.
Interestingly enough, Charles' version stalled one position below the Humble Pie version, at #74.
Here is Ray's original.
This version is really not meant to be part of the BOTB, but I thought you might find it interesting to know Styx also covered the song on their 2004 release, Big Bang Theory, although they are clearly covering the Humble Pie arrangement.
You know the drill, comment, vote, I'll mock your choice and basically one tune will win, although there's no prize for winning.
I'd say we'd take the losing band out and have them flogged, but both Steve Marriott and Ray Charles are reading this right now from the afterlife, wondering why the heck I think I'm so amusing.