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Randy Bachman started writing this song when he was waiting in the living room at the house of his date, Lorayne Stevenson. She was taking a while to get ready, so Bachman sat at the piano and wrote the beginning of this song.
These Eyes
  • Year Inducted: 2005
  • Written In: 1968
The Guess Who
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Michael Bolton
Junior Walker
Natalie Cole

Released on the album titled Wheatfield Soul, These Eyes reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Top 100 songs in the United States. Producer Jack Richardson had taken a chance, mortgaged his home, and hired PR people to launch the song south of the border. The solid gold reaction there led Canadian broadcasters to pick up These Eyes and it reached No. 1 in this country. The song eventually sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. It also led later to the band gaining a contract with RCA Records. Randy Bachman said the original words for the song came as he “noodled” on a piano one night, waiting for a date to come down the stairs. He and Burton Cummings later put some words together to come up with one of The Guess Who’s biggest hits.

These Eyes (The Guess Who) - performed by jacksoul
"These Eyes" was performed by Canadian Juno Award Winning R&B & Soul group jacksoul at the 2005 CSHF Induction Gala.
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