Australian singles chart:
Funny Man entered the Kent charts on 19 April 1969 and peaked at #15. It was #78 on the Top 100 of 1969.
Queenslander Ross D Wyllie first performed with the Kodiaks before stepping out as a solo singer and moving to Melbourne.
In 1967 Ross became the host of a new pop music TV show, Uptight, for Melbourne’s ATV 0 (now channel 10). He hit the charts twice in 1969, first with his cover of Ray Stevens’ song, Funny Man, then The Star, written by Johnny Young.
In 1970 Uptight was replaced on Channel 0 by a pop music series, Happening ’70, with Wyllie retained as host. He returned to Brisbane late that year and was replaced on Happening ’71 by Jeff Phillips.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_D._Wyllie
Also check out: The Star by Ross D Wyllie
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