My Friend Stan: SLADE

Australian singles chart:
My Friend Stan entered the Kent singles charts on 19 November 1973 peaked at #44.

The song is on Old New Borrowed and Blue which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 25 February 1974 and peaked at #6.

Noddy Holder, Jim Lea

Chas Chandler

My Friend Stan, alongside the compilation Sladest, was Slade’s first release following drummer Don Powell’s near-fatal car crash in July 1973. The accident threw the band’s future into doubt, however Powell survived and was soon able to join the band in recording material for their new album Old New Borrowed and Blue. One of the earliest songs to be recorded, My Friend Stan saw Powell still walking with the aid of a stick. He had to be lifted onto his drum stool during recording.
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