Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son (1976)

This was the first hit for Kansas, “Carry On Wayward Son”.

It reached number 11, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1976, but only made it to 51, in the UK, being their only hit there.

We used to play this, at the White Horse pub, in Swanage, in the UK, around 1978 to 1981. As I recall we had it on a 12 inch single.

T. Rex – Hot Love (1971)

This song, Hot Love, was the first of many number one hits, for British band T.Rex.

It reached number 1, in the UK and stayed there for 6 weeks, beginning on March 20th, of 1971, but only reached number 72, on the Billboard Hot 100.

On his two appearances, in March of 1971, on the BBC TV show, Top Of the Pops, lead singer, Marc Bolan wore shiny satin stage-wear and glittery make-up, triggering the start of the Glam Rock era.

It is from the formative years in my life. Great song!

Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime (1970)

With the nice warm Spring weather we have had lately, it feels like the Summer is on it’s way.

This song reminds me of Summer evenings, back home, in the UK.

From 1970, when this reached number 1 in the UK, and number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, this is “In The Summertime”, by British band, Mungo Jerry.

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