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Number 110

Prelude - After the Goldrush (Dawn DNS1052 - 1973) Prelude were, and still are, a vocal harmony group from the North East of England, originally consisting of husband and wife team Brian and Irene Hume, together with Ian Vardy on guitar. Despite only reaching number 21 and number 22 respectively in...

Number 109

Medicine Head - (And the) Pictures in the Sky (Dandelion DAN7003 - 1971) Medicine Head was initially a duo championed by DJ John Peel back in the early 1970s, their first three albums being released on Peel's own record label Dandelion Records. John Fiddler and Peter Hope-Evans were the main...

Number 108

Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love (Vertigo 6059001 - 1969) Inspired by the name of a character in the popular Leslie Thomas book, The Virgin Soldiers, Juicy Lucy were a British blues-based rock band, formed from the ashes of The Misunderstood after their break-up in 1969. Shortly afterwards, the band...

Number 107

The Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor (Reprise REP 1138 - 1973) I first heard this song as the opening song on the Beach Boys 1973 LP Holland, the song later being released as a single from the record. Reading any research material for the origins of the song will possibly give you a headache, with...

Number 106

Free - All Right Now (Island WIP 6082 - 1970) Once again, a rather obvious choice for this series in fact, I can't imagine even considering a soundtrack to go with my youth without the inclusion of Paul Kossoff's classic opening riff. In the late Sixties and early Seventies, there seemed to be an...

Number 105

The Move - Fire Brigade (Regal Zonophone - RZ 3005 - 1968) Written by Roy Wood and performed by The Move, Fire Brigade is one of those memorable pop songs from the late Sixties. It was the band's fourth single release and it's loaded with twangy Duane Eddy styled guitar licks together with a great...

Number 104

Family - The Weavers Answer (Reprise Records - RS 27009 - 1970) Family was one of the rock bands of the late 1960s whose music came to me first and foremost through 45rpm singles, rather than the unaffordable albums of the time. For a kid with a paper round and a hunger for records, the format...

Number 103

Electric Light Orchestra - 10538 Overture (Harvest HAR 5053 - 1972) In the 1960s, one of the bands that forced me to part with my well-earned paper round wage was The Move, a band whose singles, however cheesy, would have me in a state of chronic servitude, feverishly adding each 45 to my singles...

Number 102

Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances (Atlantic 584039 - 1966) Occasionally, a certain sound comes along, whether that be Liverpool's Merseybeat, the Phil Spector Wall of Sound of the Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles, the country sound of Nashville, tennessee or Detroit's very distinctive Motown...

Number 101

Thin Lizzy - Whisky in the Jar (Decca F 13355 - 1972) Once considered a 'one hit wonder' band, before their stretch at being one of the biggest live draws on the rock scene in the late 1970s, Thin Lizzy's introduction into our consciousness was via their re-working of an old seventeenth century...

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