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Magic Bus

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7

Today’s forgotten oldie is one of those songs that wasn’t a huge hit, but everybody thinks it was.  “Magic Bus” by the Who reached #25 on the hot 100 in 1968 (#10 on Cashbox) but it has been a fan favorite, a concert staple, and was played a ton on the radio.  The song has also been included in several movie soundtracks, notably Goodfellas and Jerry Maguire.  The song has a latin vibe because of a percussion instrument known as claves, pairs of wooden sticks that make a distinctive clicking sound.  Magic Bus is singer Roger Daltrey’s favorite song to perform live, but today it’s another forgotten oldie.


Photo of album cover by Decca records

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