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Plastic Penny - 1969 - Currency


Plastic Penny was a UK 1960s pop band, formed in November 1967. Their existence was notable only for their one hit single, early in 1968, with the song "Everything I Am". It reached a high of number six in the UK Singles Chart. The song, enhanced with a string arrangement, was a slow ballad. It was a cover of a song originally recorded by the Box Tops. The track, which first appeared as the b-side to the Box Top's 1967 minor hit single, "Neon Rainbow", was written by Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn. Brian Keith - Vocalist, Paul Raymond - Keyboardist / Guitarist, Mick Graham - Guitarist, Nigel Olsson - Drummer and Tony Murray - Bassist. Most of their material was psychedelic pop, with leanings towards a prog rock sound on some of their album tracks. The majority of their material was written by three of the band members, Brian Keith, Paul Raymond and Tony Murray. Keith later left the band leaving it a quartet, and Raymond took over vocal duties. Plastic Penny's outrput was released on the Page One Records label. The band's swansong was appearing at the first Isle of Wight Festival, held on 31 August 1968. Although Plastic Penny were not remarkable in themselves, several of their members went on to greater fame. Mick Grabham (then billed as Mick Graham) moved on to play with Cochise, and then Procol Harum. Keith later became the lead vocalist with Congregation, who oddly and coincidentally, share the unwanted one-hit wonder tag with Plastic Penny. Raymond later played several spells with the long-lived rock band, UFO. Nigel Olsson became an in-demand session musician, most notably drumming on much of Elton John's early work. He has also worked with the Spencer Davis Group, Uriah Heep, Kiki Dee, Neil Sedaka, Rod Stewart and Leo Sayer.

01 - Your Way To Tell Me Go
02 - Hound Dog
03 - Currency
04 - Caledonian Mission
05 - Mcarthur Park
06 - Turn To Me
07 - Baby You're Not To Blame
08 - Give Me Money
09 - Sour Suite
10 - She Does
11 - Celebrity Ball

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