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La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7
Happy Jack

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.

 

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