11: I Am Pegasus – Ross Ryan

NeilTop 30 - One Hit Wonders

Entered Charts: 23 October 1973
Entry Point: 36
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 25
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This song was written and performed by the first ever Radio Ga Ga Dead Set Legend, Ross Ryan in 1973. I have been fortunate enough to have interviewed Ross and he spoke extensively about the writing and recording of this song. Rather than repeat that here, you should listen to the interview by clicking here.

The song was just everywhere at about the time I was leaving primary school – it actually stayed in the charts for just on six months, the most by any song in this countdown. It is an iconic song in Australian music history and it beggars belief that this was the only track he took to the national charts.

A great bloke and a great song. And we have more of the same tomorrow!