This 1968 ballad for a son became a chart topper today...

Today in 1968, this single from this huge English band topped the charts and stayed number one for 9 weeks.

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This four-piece’s 16th number one, the ballad evolved from a song written for the singer’s son after a messy divorce.

It was the first single from the band’s own record label, and is a long track at 7 minutes in length.

One of the great songs of our generation, it is still much loved today.

 

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