|Christie Brinkley in 1975|
Typically Tropical : Barbados
From Morgan Studios, where The Kinks recorded "Lola", The Who recorded "Pinball Wizard" and Rod Stewart recorded Every Picture Tells a Story, comes this one hit wonder by two resident engineers, Jeffrey Calvert and Max West. They were able to call in guitarist Chris Spedding, Tornados' drummer Clem Cattini and Blue Mink keyboardist Roger Coulam to knock out this song about a Brixton bus driver heading off on a vacation to Barbados via Coconunt Airways. The tune hit #1 in the UK in August of 1975 and did well in other parts of Europe but never charted in the US.