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Number 18

Family - In My Own Time (Reprise K14090 - 1971)

Well the bulk of the singles collected in the little orange box are from around the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, which you might say are my singles years and encompass most genres of music, which I was collecting at the time, not least from the British Rock scene. The Leicester band Family were formed in late 1966 and featured the unmistakable rasping voice of frontman Roger Chapman, who went on to influence such singers as Peter Gabriel. The band's eighth single, released in 1971 quickly rose to number four in the UK charts, just a couple of years before the band called it a day, largely due to the well documented wind of change in popular music in the mid-1970s, with the arrival of pub rock, the new wave and of course punk rock.