Australian singles chart:
Gudbuy T’ Jane entered the Kent charts on 15 January 1973 and peaked at #11. It was #83 on the Top 100 of 1973.
The song is on Slayed? which entered the Kent album charts on 15 January 1973 and was #1 for 6 weeks.
The idea for Gudbuy T’Jane came to Jimmy Lea while the band was on an American tour. He first had the idea for the song while sitting by a pool in San Francisco, and then completed the song in a toilet on the plane flight home.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudbuy_T’Jane
Jane was the co-host of a TV chat show in San Francisco whom Slade met on their US tour. The line, “Got a kick from her ’40s trip boots” is a reference to her kicking Noddy Holder up the backside when the band were having a laugh at her expense. Jane had bought a pair of platform shoes which she called her “’40s trip boots,” and somehow managed to lose them. “She thought they were original ’40s shoes and she told us that she had paid a fortune for them,” he said. “She was a real loony, a typical San Francisco hippy.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/slade/gudbuy-tjane
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