Wadsworth Mansion (band)

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Wadsworth Mansion (also known as Wadsworth Family Mansion) was an early-1970s American rock band from Providence, Rhode Island. The group's members were Steve Jablecki (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Wayne Gagnon (guitar, vocals), Russ Sevigny (a/k/a Russ Dana, original drummer) Mike Jablecki (drums] and John Poole (bass guitar).

In November 1970, Wadsworth Mansion released their first single, a non-album version of "Sweet Mary", backed by another non-album track, "What's On Tonight".[1][2] "Sweet Mary" would prove to be the band's only hit song peaking at #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the week ending 27 February 1971.[3]

In April 1971, Wadsworth Mansion issued their first and only album on the heels of their first single's success, the self-titled Wadsworth Mansion.[4] In support of the album, the group released their second single in April 1971 with the tracks, "Michigan Harry Slaughter" and "Havin' Such A Good Time", but the single failed to make Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.[5]

In July 1971, Wadsworth Mansion issued their third and final single with the non-album track, "Nine On The Line", backed by "Queenie Dew".[6] The release would also fail to enter Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart sealing Wadsworth Mansion's fate as a truly one-hit wonder.

Select discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1970: "Sweet Mary"/"What's On Tonight" (Sussex)
  • 1971: "Michigan Harry Slaughter"/"Havin' Such A Good Time" (Sussex)
  • 1971: "Nine On The Line"/"Queenie Dew" (Sussex)

Albums[edit]

  • 1971: Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)

Track listing[7][edit]

  • A1 "Long Haired Brown Eyed Girl"
  • A2 "Queenie Dew"
  • A3 "City Gardner"
  • A4 "She Said She Would"
  • A5 "Sweet Mary" (Note: April 1971 album version differs from November 1970 single version)[8]
  • B1 "I Like It"
  • B2 "Michigan Harry Slaughter"
  • B3 "Let It Shine"
  • B4 "Goodbye"
  • B5 "Havin' Such A Good Time"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sussex Records US 45 Discography". 45cat.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wadsworth Mansion's April 1971 album track, "Sweet Mary", is a different, slower version in comparison to the November 1970 single, "Sweet Mary"". bsnpubs.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  4. ^ April 1971 release of the Wadsworth Mansion album entitled Wadsworth Mansion. books.google.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sussex Records US 45 Discography". 45cat.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sussex Records US 45 Discography". 45cat.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Track listing for the 1971 Wadsworth Mansion album entitled Wadsworth Mansion". discogs.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Wadsworth Mansion's April 1971 album track, "Sweet Mary", is a different, slower version in comparison to the November 1970 single, "Sweet Mary"". bsnpubs.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013.