If I asked a hundred people what the first top 40 hit in the USA by The Who was, I’m pretty sure not many could answer correctly. The song was “Happy Jack”, climbing to #24 on the Hot 100 in 1967. The song was also big in Canada (#1) and England (#3). The song’s lyrics are sort of nonsensical, the vocals are unusual, but the song is pure, early Who. Today the song is barely even a forgotten oldie… very, very forgotten.
Picture of record sleeve by Polydor Records.