Pinball

Album: Pinball (1974)
Charted: 22

Songfacts®:

  • Brian Protheroe is an English singer-songwriter and actor. As well as releasing five albums in the 1970s and '80s with Chrysalis, he also made numerous appearances and serious television series, including Reilly...Ace of Spies and Not A Penny More, Not a Penny Less. This song, the title track of his debut album, was his only UK hit.
  • Protheroe wrote this song in 1973. He recalled to NME, October 25, 2014: "I was out of work and living in a flea ridden room in Covent Garden. The song came out of the mundane things I saw over the course of the weekend, but it was also a plaintive, sad cry for the Beatles splitting a few years before. There's a sax solo and other than that. It's very simple – there is no chorus, just folky verses."

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