The song is on Piledriver which entered the Kent album chart on 5 March 1973 and peaked at #15.
Francis Rossi, Bob Young
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Paper Plane‘s lyrics were based on a poem written by a close friend of the band, Robert Young. He and the band’s frontman Francis Rossi are the credited writers.
Prior to the release of this record, Status Quo were best known for their pop psychedelia 45s such as Pictures Of Matchstick Men. This was the band’s first single for the progressive label Vertigo and its 12 bar boogie set the template for Quo’s sound for years to come.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/status-quo/paper-plane
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