Â In 1977, singer and guitar player Peter Beckett formed a group in Los Angeles, along with three other members.Â The group called itself Player, and their first smash hit, "Baby Come Back" hit #1 this week in 1978.Â
Â In case the name of the group and song don't ring a bell, here are some of the lyrics:
Baby, come back, any kind of fool could see... there was something... in everything about you.
Baby, come back... You can blame it all on me... I was wrong, and I just can't live without you.Â
Â It looked as if the group might be on its way after that hit, but following the release of their self-titled debut album that same year, they failed to have another hit on the charts.Â Guitarist and keyboard player J.C. Crowley left the group soon after to become a country artist, and bassist Ronn Moss left to join the cast of the daytime soap "The Bold and the Beautiful".Â
Â Beckett retired the Player name in the early 1980's to start a solo singer/songwriting stint, but he and Moss reformed the group in 1995.Â
Â Enjoy the music!
I think you may be wrong, Stephen. I'm prettty sure that song was written for the Swiffer Wet Mop/Duster commercials. It brings a tear to the eye seeing the efforts of the discarded mops and dusters trying to woo their former owners back...