On "So You Think You Can Dance" this was one of the songs a dancer used as music an audition .
It was a good fit for a lyrical number. "I'd Rather Go Blind" was from the year I graduated from high school. I don't remember it from that time. It made it to number 14 on the U.K. charts when it was sang by a little known group called Chicken Shack featuring Christine Perfect who became Christine McVie in Fleetwood Mac. but I couldn't find where it did much here in the states. I don't know why. It's a good song.
My favorite (maybe second favorite after Sir Paul) British rocker recorded it in 1973 and I have read that Miss Etta liked his version. I'll let you decide. I like both of them for different reasons. I have the original by Etta on my MP3 player but being a Rod fan, I have to say that rocker boy wore it well.