Sunday, April 15, 2012
40 Years Ago Today: Amazing Grace Hits #1
After five weeks at Number One in the UK, it appeared Harry Nilsson's "Without You" was there for good. Some might have even suggested it would take a new T.Rex or Rod Stewart single if not an army to push Harry out of the way. Actually it was none of the above. All it took was the pipes and drums of a newly formed cavalry regiment made up of the Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Scots Greys.. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards's moving rendition of "Amazing Grace" would stay atop the UK charts for five weeks and it would also hit #1 in Ireland, Australia, Canada and South Africa and #11 in the US.
When we overslept my dad would set the needle on a Royal Scots Dragoon Guards album so my memories may differ slightly from yours.