Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits: Blinded By The Light (1975)

Manfred Mann's biggest hit of the 70's was "Blinded By The Light". The Top 40 version left out some lyrics for the sake of time compression. The longer version was reserved for FM stations. In fact, while the performance on The Midnight Special clocked in at over 7 minutes, it's still missing a verse involving a "preacher from the East".

A long, rambling story song? Manfred Mann? Well, yeah. It just happens that "Light" was written by some fella named Springsteen who was forging his own legend around the same time.........

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