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Old 18-08-2010, 18:05
Urban Bassman
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The Hollies - King Midas In Reverse (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QFUkR4-4ds
Made number 18 in the UK charts and famously split up The Hollies. Writer Graham Nash was apparently so disappointed with the reaction that he moved to California, and once there met up with David Crosby and Steven Stills.
Not strictly true - Graham was disappointed with the Sales of King Midas but it was Alan Clarke and Tony Hick's proposal to record an album of Bob Dylan covers which Graham did not like. He wanted to pursue more original material and there are some early recordings of The Hollies doing Marakesh Express. They almost reached a compromise of a tour of famous cabaret venues but it did not happen and the Dylan album went ahead.

Graham had already made friends with Cass Elliot and she introduced him to Stephen and David. But this about 2 years after King Midas.
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