Gypsy Queen peaked at no 12 on the Go-Set National Top 40 in September 1972.
With the “classic” line-up of Greg Quill, Kerryn Tolhurst, John A Bird, John Du Bois, Tony Bolton and Chris Blanchflower, Country Radio recorded their second and most successful single, “Gypsy Queen”, with producer John French, in Melbourne in April 1972. It was co-written by Quill and Tolhurst, and featured a string arrangement by session musician Peter Jones (who later worked on Quill’s solo album The Outlaw’s Reply).
Prior to forming Country Radio, Greg Quill was already well-known on the Sydney folk scene as a solo performer, and he also ran The Shack, the fondly-remembered folk venue at Narrabeen, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in the late 1960s.
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