Australian singles charts:
Hayride entered the Kent charts on 22 February 1969 and peaked at #17. The song was #98 on the Top 100 of 1969.
The song is on The Flying Circus which entered the Kent album charts on 6 September 1969 and peaked at #5.
The Flying Circus were an Australian pop and country rock band with founding mainstays, Doug Rowe on lead guitar and vocals and Colin Walker on drums. They had three top 30 pop hits, Hayride, La La and Run Run Run, in Australia from 1968 to 1971. These were not typical of their live work nor later recordings.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flying_Circus_(band)
The Flying Circus is one of the most misunderstood, overlooked and underrated Australian groups of the ’64-75 period. They’re mainly remembered these days for their two early “bubblegum” hits, which is unfortunate, as Greg Quill, leader of the acclaimed Country Radio, points out: “Wrongly labelled a pop band because of their lightweight recordings, they were actually a complex and very progressive live act, the first link in Australia between pop and country rock.”
In spite of their musical excellence, and a flying start with three hit records, they never really managed to gain a firm footing in Australia. They eventually found a more receptive audience after relocating to Canada.
Read more: www.milesago.com/artists/circus.htm
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