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Category: “Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James”

“Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James”: More Early Mellotron

Graham Bond‘s July 1, 1965 recording of “Baby Can It Be True” (as noted in the previous post) was likely the first appearances of a Mellotron in popular music.  Manfred Mann‘s “Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James” – the Mellotron’s next big pop moment – would be released as an A-side in

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