Rod Stewart – The killing of Georgie

The song tells the true-life story of an acquaintance of Rod Stewart, Georgie, who was killed in New York City
Although the song’s lyrics state that Rod last saw Georgie in 1975, this was done for rhyming reasons only, his death actually occurring in 1974.
When released as a single, the song performed well in many major markets. The song’s lyrics tell the poignant tale of a homosexual man, the titular Georgie, who was killed by a New Jersey gang.