Australian singles chart:
Khe Sanh entered the Kent Music Report on 12 June 1978 and peaked at #41.
The song is on Cold Chisel which entered the Kent Music Report album chart on 1 May 1978 and peaked at #31.
The song Khe Sanh was named after the district capital of Hướng Hóa District, Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam.
Khe Sanh is one of the most popular songs ever recorded by an Australian act and one generally seen as a resonant symbol of the Australian culture. Allmusic describes it as, “a song that will forever epitomise this period of Australian music.”
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khe_Sanh_(song)
Khe Sanh was written by Cold Chisel keyboard player, Don Walker. It documents the life of a returned Vietnam veteran. After serving in the war, he fails to fit into society anymore. It is also about the restlessness of youth.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/cold-chisel/khe-sanh
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