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Number 2

Thunderclap Newman - Something in the Air (Track Records 604031 - 1969)

If there was one record that captured the spirit of 1969, then it was Thunderclap Newman's Something in the Air. The single was played on the radio constantly at the time despite only spending three weeks at the top of the charts. Although jazz pianist Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman played the piano on the single, it was drummer Speedy Keen who wrote and sang the song, the two musicians augmented by Jimmy McCulloch on guitar, who went on to play with Paul McCartney's Wings in the 1970s. The single, which was produced by Pete Townsend who also played bass, became something of a one-hit wonder for the band and is still played frequently on the radio to this day.