10: I’ll Be Gone – Spectrum

NeilTop 30 - One Hit Wonders

Entered Charts: 11 March 1971
Entry Point: 32
Highest Chart: 10
Weeks In: 15
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It was really difficult to split yesterday and today’s songs – both iconic Australian songs, both terrific performers and both of whom I’ve been fortunate enough to have met and interviewed. Both very funny men and very talented musicians.

In the end, I lumped for this one to go to number 10 purely based on the fact that I can still go and see it performed by Mike Rudd and the most recent Spectrum line-up.

I’ll Be Gone is one of those songs that you recognise from the first few notes played on Mike’s trusty harmonica – another absolute Australian icon.