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Today’s 101 Number One Song of the Day was rooted in homesickness although the man that wrote it only briefly lived near the place which provided the inspiration.
He was a member of a group formed in London where they developed a large fan base by performing in clubs throughout the city and opening for such headliners as Pink Floyd. Eventually, they landed a recording contract and headed to the states where they toured as the opening act for the Everly Brothers. And this is where they longed to be because, although they mostly grew up in England, they were sons of American parents. Soon they were the headliners when their first single landed at number one this week in 1972. And this is your 101 number one song of the day – from America – “A Horse With No Name.”