I'm listening to the radio today, and this song comes on.
Yep. "Brandy" by Looking Glass.
A one hit wonder.
In the summer of 1972, I graduated from high school, and in August, when this song debut, it became hugely popular: the guy's voice and the island sound so different in the era of the likes of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, or even the Allman Brothers. I think I thought I was a hippie as I tended to listen to the harder rock bands ... even though I was a Three Dog Night fan. I remember at the time a friend of mine, a music aficionado, said that TDN "were so pop; they fizz."
I think that was an insult. *shrugs*
Something about "Brandy" led even the harshest of critics to admit that it was catchy -- and it told a story you could follow unlike, let's say, "House of the Rising Sun."
Just kidding. I followed that story. I think, but "Stairway to Heaven"?
Never mind. I'm still kidding. I know what that was about too.
I can't hear "Brandy" without thinking of the student center at Lagrange College in the fall of 1972 where I was a freshman, the mailbox that I visited daily, located in that said student center, in anticipation of good old fashioned letters from home [seems so archaic now], and that song blasting from the jukebox.
BTW: I never knew what the lead singer's looked like until I searched for this song on You Tube today. LOL. He's not what I pictured [his voice just doesn't match]-- nor the fact that he would be wearing his sister's clothes.