In honour of St Patricks Day, we look back and celebrate a very popular Irish musician. The song was recorded in March 1967 and marked the beginning of this singer-songwriter’s solo career. It only reached number 10 on the US charts in 1967 but has become the artist’s most played song over the past 40 years.
The artist has won 6 Grammys and was inducted in the 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The song’s regarded as a rock radio station staple. In fact, on October 2014 he received a BMI Million-Air Award for 11 million radio plays, which makes it one of the top 10 songs of all time on US radio and television.