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Category: Mellotron

“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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“Baby Can It Be True”: Early Mellotron

“Strawberry Fields Forever” would take the music world by storm in February, 1967, in no small part, due to the opening flute sounds produced by a tape-driven sampling keyboard known as a Mellotron [link to “Top 10 Mellotron Songs” from Ultimate Classic Rock]. Two years earlier, however, Graham Bond had

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