May 1971 – a song popular in this month – Maggie May by Rod Stewart
This song is about the woman who deflowered Stewart when he was 16.
Interesting facts about Maggie May & Rod Stewart
The name “Maggie May” does not occur in the song; Rod borrowed the title from a Liverpool folk song about a Lime Street prostitute.
Stewart liked the play on words the title created, sometimes introducing the song by saying, “This is ‘Maggie May’ – sometimes he did, sometimes he didn’t.”
Stewart’s record company didn’t think this was a hit, so they released it as the B-side of “Reason To Believe.” Disc jockeys liked “Maggie” better, so they played it as the single instead.
Stewart’s success in the UK was expected, as he had a following there as a member of The Faces, but he was little known in America before “Maggie May” took off.
In October 1971 Stewart became the first artist in history to hold all four #1 positions in the British and American singles and albums charts.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com