“You Are So Lovely” is a tune written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher. Dennis Wilson of the Seaside Boys contributed to the tune’s genesis, however his official credit score was omitted. It was first recorded by Preston and made well-liked by Joe Cocker. Preston who grew up enjoying the organ in church, initially wrote the lyrics about God.
Preston’s unique model first appeared on his 1974 album The Children & Me and because the B-side on the 45rpm urgent of his pop hit, “Struttin’”. Cocker’s producer, Jim Value, created a slowed-down association for Cocker’s model, which first appeared on the album, I Can Stand a Little Rain (launched later in 1974). Launched as a single, the Joe Cocker model reached quantity 5 on the Billboard Scorching 100 singles chart in 1975 and helped the album turn into a success. It will be his largest hit till his duet with Jennifer Warnes, “Up The place We Belong”, which reached #1 in 1982.