Includes lines from another Jimmy Webb song, By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Australian singles chart:
Wichita Lineman entered the Kent singles chart on 22 February 1971 and peaked at #33.
Record label of Australian release:
BONUS SONG BELOW: Jumping Jack Flash by King Harvest
Wichita Lineman was written by American songwriter Jimmy Webb in 1968. It was first recorded by the American country music artist Glen Campbell and has since been widely covered by other artists.
King Harvest’s version included lines from another Jimmy Webb-written song, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, which was also recorded by Glen Campbell, although originally by Johnny Rivers.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita_Lineman
The impressive, soulful vocals on the King Harvest recording were by Leo De Castro.
The Melbourne band was active in the early ’70s.
Australia’s King Harvest is not to be confused with the New York pop band of the same name.
Read more: poparchives.com.au/king-harvest-australia/wichita-lineman-with-by-the-time-i-get-to-phoenix
King Harvest’s cover of Jumping Jack Flash entered the Kent singles chart on 24 May 1971 and peaked at #93.
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