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Number 120

The Kinks - Dead End Street (PYE 7N.17222 - 1966) To a nine-year old from the north of England, the Kinks usually represented all the glamour of a 'Swinging London', with tinted specs, brightly coloured union jack tunics and frilly shirt cuffs, which all seemed a world away from the dreary mid-...

Number 119

Jo Jo Gunne - Run Run Run (Asylum AYM 501 - 1972) Los Angeles-based rock band Jo Jo Gunne were formed in 1971 by ex-members of Randy California's band Spirit, Jay Ferguson and Mark Andes, the band being named after a Chuck Berry song from the late Fifties. Run Run Run was the band's most notable...

Number 118

Atomic Rooster - Tomorrow Night (BC Records CB131 - 1970) With the departure of drummer and fellow ex-Crazy World of Arthur Brown member Carl Palmer, who went on to have enormous success in Emerson Lake and Palmer, Vincent Crane reshuffled his Atomic Rooster band to include guitarist John Du Cann...

Number 117

Fleetwood Mac - Man of the World (DJM DJS 620 - 1969) After the success of such records as Black Magic Woman, Need Your Love So Bad and the band's first number one single Albatross , signs began to emerge that the band might be in trouble, with the release of this delicate and mournful ballad,...

Number 116

Supertramp - Dreamer (AM AMS7132 - 1974) I first saw this London-based band on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1974 performing this song, which was unlike anything I'd heard previously, possibly due to Roger Hodgson's use of the Wurlitzer electric piano as a lead instrument. There was a great urgency...

Number 115

Redbone - Witch Queen of New Orleans (Epic SEPC1154 - 1971) Written by the Native American brothers Lolly and Pat Vegas of the California-based band Redbone, the subject of the song is said to be the 19th-century practitioner of voodoo, Marie Laveau, or Marie La Voodoo Veau, according to the song's...

Number 114

The Who - Join Together (Track 2094-102 - 1972) There's a lot of talk in Who-land about the ill-fated Lifehouse project, an ambitious sci-fi rock opera created by Pete Townshend in 1970 as an unrelated follow up to the hugely successful Tommy, its most notable legacy being the Who's Next album of...

Number 113

Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill (Charisma CB 301 - 1977) After his controversial departure from Genesis in 1975, Peter Gabriel returned with a surprising autobiographical single, which is said to be generally about 'letting go' although, it seems clearly to be a response to his decision to leave the...

Number 112

Paul Simon - Mother and Child Reunion (CBS S7793 - 1972) Recorded in Kingston, Jamaica with Jimmy Cliff's backing group, Paul Simon's first single as a solo artist since I Am A Rock in 1965, came as a bit of a surprise after seven years spent with Art Garfunkel in the hugely successful duo Simon...

Number 111

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane (Parlophone R5570 - 1967) Despite Strawberry Fields Forever being released as a double A sided single, including not just the one but two brilliantly defining songs of the time, the 45 was unable to shift the housewives' favourite Elgelbert...

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