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Number 124

Rod Stewart - Maggie May (Mercury 6052 097 - 1971) It's still hard to believe that Maggie May was in fact an almost give away B side, released in 1971 on the flip side of Stewart's version of Tim Hardin's Reason to Believe . With no small help from their many appearances on Top of the Pops, joined...

Number 123

Delaney and Bonnie - Comin' Home (Atlantic 594308 - 1969) Recorded and released in 1969, Comin' Home was a fine collaboration between the husband and wife duo of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, together with an assortment of friends including the British guitarist Eric Clapton. Clapton invited Delaney...

Number 122

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Soldier Blue (RCA2081 - 1971) As a 13 year old schoolboy, the hot topics of the day would usually centre around the movies some of the older looking boys and girls managed to get into the theatres and see, and wearing those triumphs very much on their sleeves in the school...

Number 121

Upsetters - Return of Django (Upsetter US-201 - 1969) When the Upsetters hit the UK charts with this infectious instrumental, few really knew much about the band. Reggae was in its infancy as a notable presence on British culture and singles such as the Harry J All Stars' hit The Liquidator and...

Number 120

The Kinks - Dead End Street (PYE 7N.17222 - 1966) To a nine-year old from the north of England, the Kinks usually represented all the glamour of a 'Swinging London', with tinted specs, brightly coloured union jack tunics and frilly shirt cuffs, which all seemed a world away from the dreary mid-...

Number 119

Jo Jo Gunne - Run Run Run (Asylum AYM 501 - 1972) Los Angeles-based rock band Jo Jo Gunne were formed in 1971 by ex-members of Randy California's band Spirit, Jay Ferguson and Mark Andes, the band being named after a Chuck Berry song from the late Fifties. Run Run Run was the band's most notable...

Number 118

Atomic Rooster - Tomorrow Night (BC Records CB131 - 1970) With the departure of drummer and fellow ex-Crazy World of Arthur Brown member Carl Palmer, who went on to have enormous success in Emerson Lake and Palmer, Vincent Crane reshuffled his Atomic Rooster band to include guitarist John Du Cann...

Number 117

Fleetwood Mac - Man of the World (DJM DJS 620 - 1969) After the success of such records as Black Magic Woman, Need Your Love So Bad and the band's first number one single Albatross , signs began to emerge that the band might be in trouble, with the release of this delicate and mournful ballad,...

Number 116

Supertramp - Dreamer (AM AMS7132 - 1974) I first saw this London-based band on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1974 performing this song, which was unlike anything I'd heard previously, possibly due to Roger Hodgson's use of the Wurlitzer electric piano as a lead instrument. There was a great urgency...

Number 115

Redbone - Witch Queen of New Orleans (Epic SEPC1154 - 1971) Written by the Native American brothers Lolly and Pat Vegas of the California-based band Redbone, the subject of the song is said to be the 19th-century practitioner of voodoo, Marie Laveau, or Marie La Voodoo Veau, according to the song's...

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