Juno Award-winning classic rock trio, Stampeders have released a new music video for their 1971 hit Sweet City Woman. The video, directed by singer-songwriter, vocalist, Holly Dodson (daughter of Rich Dodson), was shot at Marigold Studio in Toronto.
Written by Rich Dodson in 1971, Sweet City Woman propelled the Stampeders to the top of the charts and on their way to becoming a household name in Canada. News of heavy airplay and vibrant record sales quickly reached U.S. record label Bell Records, who immediately signed the band and released their single in America. Sweet City Woman went on to sell in excess of 3 million copies worldwide reaching number one in Canada and garnering a top #5 position on the U.S. Billboard chart.
That same year, The Stampeders would go on to win four Juno Awards, including a “Composer Of The Year Award ” going to Rich Dodson for Sweet City Woman. Little did The Stampeders know that their Top 10 classic would soon become one of the most recognizable songs of the 70’s.
Sweet City Woman was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006 alongside 26 other timeless classics, including: Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Bird on the Wire, Suzanne and Everybody Knows, Gene MacLellan’s Put Your Hand in the Hand and 1969 pop hit Sugar Sugar written by Andy Kim.
Sweet City Woman by Stampeders (Official Video)
Stampeders perform Sweet City Woman live for a TV show in Holland 1974