Australian charts: 1973
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“Hocus Pocus” is a song by the Dutch rock band Focus, written by keyboardist, flautist and vocalist Thijs van Leer and guitarist Jan Akkerman.
It takes the form of a rondo, consisting of alternation between a powerful rock chord riff with short drum solos and then varied solo “verses” (in the original all performed by Thijs van Leer) which include yodeling, eefing, organ playing, accordion, scat singing, flute riffs, and whistling.
Hocus Pocus peaked at no 15 on the Go-Set National Top 40 in July 1973.
A live television version you have to see. Thijs van Leer is an absolute freak!
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