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Number 48

The Byrds - Chestnut Mare (CBS 5322 - 1971) In the early 1970s there was a stall on the outdoor market in Doncaster, which specialised in cheap ex-jukebox records, that also included imported singles from across the pond. I spent most Saturdays down there, rain or shine, thumbing through the...

Number 47

Jefferson Starship - Count on Me (Grunt GB-11506 - 1978) I never completely became a fan of the band that rose out of the ashes of the popular 1960s psychedelic outfit Jefferson Airplane. This was largely due to my disdain for the sort of music that was commonly labelled 'soft rock' at the time,...

Number 46

The Faces - Stay With Me (Warner Brothers K16136 - 1971) It's hard to believe that it's almost 45 years since I first heard The Faces performing the Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood song Stay with Me , which I would mime to relentlessly in my bedroom, yelling before the mirror and wielding a tennis...

Number 45

Alan Price - Jarrow Song (Warner Brothers K16372 - 1974) Alan Price has always been a curious figure on the music scene, from his brief stint with The Animals, his own 1960s outfit The Alan Price Set, his collaboration with Georgie Fame and his film work with Lindsay Anderson. Price will also be...

Number 44

Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem (Atlantic 2091-138 -1971) In 1971, the British charts was littered with a melting pot of styles and genres, not least a liberal sprinkling of Soul, R&B and Gospel. Ben E. King had a hit with Spanish Harlem in 1960, and just over a decade later, the Queen of Soul...

Number 43

The Kinks - Autumn Almanac (PYE 7N.17405 - 1967) The Kinks produced many great singles in the mid to late 1960s, any of which could be chosen for this series of Singled Out records. After the early rock singles such as You Really Got Me and All Day and All of the Night , Ray Davies began writing...

Number 42

Mick Ronson - Billy Porter (RCA 2482 - 1974) The Hull-born singer and guitarist Mick Ronson was probably best known for his work with David Bowie during possibly Bowie's most creative and critically acclaimed period as a key member of the Spiders from Mars. Ronson was also known for his work as a...

Number 41

Dave and Ansil Collins - Double Barrel (Techniques TE901 - 1970) Although my tentative adventures into the 'big town' of Doncaster on record buying expeditions came in the late 1960s, when I was still in short trousers buying 45s by the likes of The Monkees and on one occasion in 1967 a record...

Number 40

The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream (Pye 7N25361 - 1966) I'm not sure when or where I first heard the Lovin' Spoonful's Daydream , sometime in the mid-1960s no doubt. The song caught my attention at a time when any song with a whistling coda seemed to appeal to me. I was at the time myself a daydreaming...

Number 39

The Beatles - We Can Work It Out (Parlophone R5389 - 1965) The Beatles played the biggest part in my appreciation of music, from very early on. Yes I sang along to She Loves You and Love Me Do like the rest of them in the early 1960s, sitting in the corner doing a Beatles jigsaw puzzle whilst mum...

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