The Free Electric Band

I heard this on the radio the other day and it took me back.

So. To all of you who, like me, never gave up anything or anyone for rock and roll but instead have spent their lives working for the man, here’s Albert Hammond.

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  1. Reelin’ In The Years 32: Rock And Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life) – A Son of the Rock -- Jack Deighton

    […] my mind this is a kind of companion piece to Albert Hammond’s The Free Electric Band which also dealt with the attractions of a popular music career but this one is more about the […]

  2. Not Friday on my Mind 64: Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James – RIP Geoff Stephens – A Son of the Rock -- Jack Deighton

    […] Co-written with John Carter, this was the third Manfred Mann single to feature Mike d’Abo on lead vocals and a no 2 UK hit. The lyric kind of prefigures the line, “She settled for suburbia and a little patch of land” in Albert Hammond’s The Free Electric Band. […]

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