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Number 28

Simon Dupree and the Big Sound - Kites (Parlophone R5646 - 1967)

Well before the three Shulman brothers formed the successful progressive rock band Gentle Giant in 1970, they had a brief stint together in a British psychedelic pop band under the, presumably groovy name of Simon Dupree and the Big Sound. The band released one studio album Without Reservations and a couple of compilations, with ten singles, the most successful being this song, which reached number 9 in the British charts in 1967. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, the song includes a spoken passage in Chinese, performed by the actress Jacqui Chan, not to be confused with the martial arts actor.