The Story Behind The Bellamy Brothers’ “If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me”

The Bellamy Brothers
The Bellamy Brothers

In 1976, the Bellamy Brothers established themselves quite handily with a gigantic pop hit called “Let Your Love Flow.” Howard Bellamy was a roadie for Jim Stafford when he sang lead on the session in November of 1975. It ascended to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, but just as quickly as Howard and his brother David earned national recognition, they seemed destined for “one-hit wonder” status.

The Bellamys lost all control of their managerial agreement and instead of creating a new career, they found themselves deeply in debt and signed to a record label that wouldn’t even return their phone calls. Fortunately, they were able to find work in Europe and while earning their income overseas, they also edged their way into country music, where they had really wanted to be in the first place.

David Bellamy says that “Let Your Love Flow” came along at a time when pop and country were both changing and merging toward each other. He believes that if “Let Your Love Flow” had been released a couple of years later, it would have been a big country hit.

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