Australian singles chart:
High Time We Went entered the Kent singles chart on 26 July 1971 and peaked at #25.
The song is on Joe Cocker (aka in UK/Europe: Something to Say) which entered the Kent album charts on 18 December 1972 and peaked at #11.
Chris Stainton, Joe Cocker
Something To Say/Joe Cocker is the third studio album by Joe Cocker, released in 1972, containing the hit single High Time We Went, as well as Pardon Me Sir.
In October 1972, when Cocker toured Australia, he and six members of his entourage were arrested in Adelaide for possession of marijuana. The next day, in Melbourne, assault charges were laid after a brawl at the Commodore Chateau Hotel, and the Australian Federal Police gave Cocker 48 hours to leave the country. This caused huge public outcry in Australia, as Cocker was a high-profile overseas artist and had a strong support base, especially amongst the baby boomers who were coming of age and able to vote for the first time. It sparked hefty debate about the use and legalisation of marijuana in Australia, and gained Cocker the nickname “the Mad Dog”.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Cocker
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