Blinded by the Light entered the Kent Music Report on 18 October 1976 and peaked at #11. It was the #58 song in the Top 100 of 1976.
The song is on The Roaring Silence which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 25 October 1976 and peaked at #8.
Wikipedia – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band:
Keyboardist Manfred Mann, originally from South Africa, started in the 1960s with the self-titled band Manfred Mann that had such hits as Do Wah Diddy Diddy and Bob Dylan’s The Mighty Quinn. In 1969 he moved on to jazz fusion-inspired Manfred Mann Chapter Three. Mann then formed the Earth Band in 1971.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_Mann’s_Earth_Band
Songfacts – Blinded by the Light:
Manfred Mann changed several lyrics, including changing “cut loose like a deuce” to “revved up like a deuce,” which results in one of the most notorious mondegreens in rock history, as generations of fans have misheard it as “wrapped up like a douche.” Springsteen has even joked that his song did not become popular until it was re-written to be about feminine hygiene products. Said Springsteen: “Deuce was like a Little Deuce Coupe, as in a 2-seater Hot Rod. Douche is a feminine hygienic procedure. But what can I say, the public spoke.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/manfred-manns-earth-band/blinded-by-the-light
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