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Number 89

The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine (Pye International 7N25444 - 1967) Whenever I search back through the singles collection here at Northern Sky, especially those in the mid to late 1960s section, there's always the danger of pulling out an item of what we then considered to be, and still consider...

Number 88

Carole King - It's Too Late (AM AMS849 - 1971) In 1971, as the musical climate was rapidly changing, a time when the likes of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grand Funk Railroad, Sly and the Family Stone and BB King were all likely to appear on the same bill, my own musical sensibilities somehow kept...

Number 87

Procol Harum - Pandora's Box (Chrysalis CHS 2073 - 1975) Although Procol Harum's ninth album didn't quite live up to expectations, the band having turned to the veteran songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller to handle production, the standout opening song soon became the band's biggest selling...

Number 86

Carly Simon - You're So Vain (Elektra K12077 - 1972) The first time I heard Carly Simon's You're So Vain was no doubt on Radio One in 1972, yet my abiding memory of the song was listening to it on repeat on the Silver Link jukebox on Bradford Row in Doncaster every Friday night throughout 1973...

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...

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