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Number 85

Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes (CBS S8271 - 1972) In 1972, things began to change dramatically in the world of rock and roll. In the previous year it would be quite normal to see members of our rock bands wearing Levis, white tennis shoes, maybe a floral shirt and tank top, or possibly army...

Number 84

Cat Stevens - Matthew And Son (Deram DM110 - 1966) With a title based on the name of his own tailor, Henry Matthews, the single Matthew and Son was one of Cat Stevens' most recognisable hits of the 1960s. With a strong social comment running through it, based in no small part on the fact that his...

Number 83

Fleetwood Mac - Albatross (Blue Horizon 57-3145 - 1968) For those who were at the time familiar with the first couple of album and single releases by Fleetwood Mac, later to become known as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac to differentiate between the earlier blues band and the later and infinitely more...

Number 82

Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee (CBS 7019 - 1971) Although written by Kris Kristofferson, Me and Bobby McGee is very much associated with Janis Joplin, who recorded the song for inclusion on her 1971 LP PEARL, a few days before her untimely death at the age of 27. The songs lyrics were apparently...

Number 81

Traffic - Hole in My Shoe (Island WIP 6017 - 1967) In 1967, the entire rock and pop world seemed to be preoccupied with mind expanding experimentation, each following the lead created by the Beatles. More and more the sitar became a prominent feature on both singles and albums alike. When Dave...

Number 80

Phoebe Snow - Every Night (CBS 6842 - 1978) In 1978, New York singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow was being played regularly on the radio with a familiar song from the pen of Paul McCartney. The song Every Night appeared on McCartney's debut self-titled solo album in 1970 just after the break up of The...

Number 79

Patti Smith Group - Because The Night (Arista ARIST 181 - 1978) Written by Bruce Springsteen during sessions for his DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN album, Because the Night was picked up by Patti Smith who was recording her most popular album EASTER right next door, the two artists sharing the same...

Number 78

Frankie Miller - Darlin' (Chrysalis CHS 2255 - 1978) Written by sax player Oscar Blandamer in 1970, Darlin' wasn't to find success for another seven years when it was recorded by the British band Poacher and shortly afterwards by Glaswegian rock singer Frankie Miller, who took the song to number...

Number 77

Duncan Browne - Journey (RAK 135 - 1072) I was just 15 when Duncan Browne's uplifting acoustic classic Journey hit the charts in 1972. Trained as a Classical guitarist, the English singer-songwriter's unusual style was a welcome change to some of the pop fodder around at the time, in fact the...

Number 76

Al Green - Let's Stay Together (London HLU 10348 - 1971) With most of the great music being recorded in 1971, especially in terms of what we now think of as classic albums, the singles charts could also provide some memorable moments in a wide range of styles and genres. The soulful sound of Al...

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