Australian singles chart:
Guitar Man entered the Kent charts on 13 November 1972 and peaked at #22.
The song is on Guitar Man which entered the Kent album charts on 19 February 1973 and peaked at #22.
This haunting song with simple, but telling lyrics is about the life of a musician and his relationship with the fans.
Larry Knechtel played the lead guitar parts in the song. Frontman David Gates said, “James (Griffin) went out and tried to play a solo that wasn’t sounding right, and I went out and tried it and didn’t have any luck either. Larry plays a little guitar, so I asked him to try it. He hooked up a little wah-wah pedal, and came up with all those things on the spot. I bet that wasn’t more than two hours of work on his part.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/bread/the-guitar-man
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