Australian singles chart:
Telegram Sam entered the Kent charts on 20 March 1972 and peaked at #27.
The song is on The Slider which entered the Kent album charts on 11 September 1972 and peaked at #13.
Telegram Sam was the first single to be issued by Marc Bolan’s own T.Rex Wax Co. label
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegram_Sam
T-Rex leader Marc Bolan wrote this as an ode to his manager, Tony Secunda. “Telegram Sam” was Bolan’s affectionate nickname for Secunda. Other people who show up in the song: “Jungle-face Jake” was Sid Walker, Secunda’s black assistant, and “Bobby” is Bob Dylan.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/t-rex/telegram-sam
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