Thursday, June 14th, 2012 by Mike McKay
It was produced by the legendary George Martin who had a knack for getting to the top with British musicians but things were a little different with this group of… army brats.
Three friends got together to start their group while attending London’s Central High School. But these guys had little in common with the rest of the rock and rollers coming out of England. They weren’t English. But they were certainly influenced by the music scene there and after several successful albums, they enlisted the aid of the producer who helped to mold the Beatles. George Martin had heard they took a long time to complete an LP and he was worried that it would be slow to complete their work together. But they were determined to impress their new producer so they went into heavy rehearsals before going into the studio and when they did, their work was completed in two weeks. Today’s 101 number one song of the day came from their followup album and this time Martin was happy to work with them. The album was called Hearts and its biggest single reached the top on June 14, 1975 for the sons of American Army officers – America – and this is it “Sister Golden Hair”