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Kes wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:32 pm Something in the Air / Wilhelmina by Thunderclap Newman Single ...
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My copy of it says "Produced by Pete Townsend". As does this one.
Maybe I read it wrong and the pseudonym was for his bass playing persona.

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Watching an ABBA programme on BBC4. Apparently their highest chart entry was at number 8. Quite amazing for a band that had nine number ones. Cannot remember the song though. :oops:

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Seems you're quite correct about Thunderclap Newman.

Speedy Keen – double-tracked lead vocal, drums
Jimmy McCulloch – lead and rhythm guitars
Pete Townshend – bass guitar (credited to "Bijou Drains"), orchestral arrangement
Andy "Thunderclap" Newman – piano,

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On a quick scan of ABBA #1s, the highest week one placing I could find was The Winner Takes It All at number 10.

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I suppose though, it was quite rare for a song to enter the charts in the upper positions in the 1970s.

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I think Slade were thw first I heard of, getting to #1 in the same week it was released, ie advance orders.

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JLP wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:37 pm I suppose though, it was quite rare for a song to enter the charts in the upper positions in the 1970s.
Agreed, I would be surprised if any Queen single in the 70s peaked on it's first week, even second week in many cases

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I would have thought Under Pressure stood the best chance, what with being a non-album single, at the time, and having Mr Bowie on there, but no, #8 in the first week, then onto #1.

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What was Paul McCartney's first US solo #1 single? Though never released as a single at the time, in the UK.

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Kes wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:08 pm What was Paul McCartney's first US solo #1 single? Though never released as a single at the time, in the UK.
Uncle Albert?

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