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Re: PSL: Yes, Friday 5th August @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Obvious Alf » 05 Aug 2022, 21:50

LMG wrote:
Obvious Alf wrote:The world was before their feet....


I remember Roundabout being THE single in the playground when it came out. I had just turned 10. The lyrics made total sense at that time.


I think we Brits find it quite amusing/odd that they were chart artists in the USA in the early seventies, even if they did have a few hits in the UK in the late seventies. I only listened to the single edit of Roundabout for the first time this year, actually.
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Re: PSL: Yes, Friday 5th August @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 05 Aug 2022, 21:51

Great fun, thanks everyone.

To absent friends. Reap. And Chris Squire.

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Re: PSL: Yes, Friday 5th August @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Obvious Alf » 05 Aug 2022, 21:51

Were you in the USA in 1971, Chris?
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Re: PSL: Yes, Friday 5th August @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 05 Aug 2022, 21:53

Obvious Alf wrote:
LMG wrote:
Obvious Alf wrote:The world was before their feet....


I remember Roundabout being THE single in the playground when it came out. I had just turned 10. The lyrics made total sense at that time.


I think we Brits find it quite amusing/odd that they were chart artists in the USA in the early seventies, even if they did have a few hits in the UK in the late seventies. I only listened to the single edit of Roundabout for the first time this year, actually.


The b-side was Long Distance Runaround.

The single went top 20, as high as number 10 in some US charts.

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Re: PSL: Yes, Friday 5th August @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 05 Aug 2022, 21:55

Obvious Alf wrote:Were you in the USA in 1971, Chris?


Yes. Born in Canada, moved to the US in 1964, stayed up through high school in 1978.

A-levels and university in England. Then back to Canada.

In fact, when we did part of Yessongs in June here on this forum, I posted this:

LMG wrote:I got this album in 1975, for my fourteenth birthday. I remember how sad I was that great shows like these happened in the world, and there I was stuck in dull old Knoxville, Tennessee.

In fact, parts of Yessongs were recorded in Knoxville, including this tune! (Yours Is No Disgrace)

I howled with laughter when I learned that many years later!

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Re: PSL: Yes, Friday 5th August @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Obvious Alf » 05 Aug 2022, 22:04

Fabulous.
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