Australian singles chart:
Telegram Sam entered the Kent charts on 20 March 1972 and peaked at #27.
The song is on The Slider which entered the Kent album charts on 11 September 1972 and peaked at #13.
Record label of Australian release:
Telegram Sam was the first single to be issued by Marc Bolan’s own T.Rex Wax Co. label
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegram_Sam
T.Rex leader Marc Bolan wrote this as an ode to his manager, Tony Secunda. “Telegram Sam” was Bolan’s affectionate nickname for Secunda. Other people who show up in the song: “Jungle-face Jake” was Sid Walker, Secunda’s black assistant, and “Bobby” is Bob Dylan.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/t-rex/telegram-sam
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