Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 24th 1972, John Kay performed "I'm Movin' On" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'... (See the next post below).
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 22nd 1973, John Kay performed "I'm Movin' On" on the NBC-TV program 'The Midnight Special'... One year earlier on April 16th, 1972 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #85; eventually peaked at #52 (for 1 week) and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100... On the same 'Special' show he sang "Moonshine (Friend of Mine)"; it didn't make the Top 100 but did reached #26 in Canada... Mr. Kay, born Joachim Fritz Krauledat, celebrated his 70th birthday two months ago on April 12th, 2014.
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.