The Free Electric Band
|"The Free Electric Band"|
|Single by Albert Hammond|
|from the album The Free Electric Band|
|B-side||"You Taught Me to Sing the Blues"|
|Genre||Pop rock, soft rock|
|Label||Mums Records 6009|
|Songwriter(s)||Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood|
|Albert Hammond singles chronology|
"The Free Electric Band" is a song written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood and performed by Hammond. The song reached #19 on the UK Singles Chart, #11 in South Africa and #48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1973. The song appeared on his 1973 album, The Free Electric Band and was produced by Hammond and arranged by Michael Omartian.
The lyrics tell the story of a postwar middle-class American youth who rebels against the values of his parents by pursuing a musical career rather than the professional life that had been expected of him.
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- "The Free Electric Band • Album • Albert Hammond • Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Musicvf.com. Retrieved 2016-01-13.
- "Albert Hammond - The Free Electric Band (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-01-13.
- "Svenska hits" (in Swedish). Svensk mediedtabas. 2002. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
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