Chart Position: 2

  • Won Best instrumental arrangement Grammy award for Mike Post and Best pop performance – instrumental Grammy award for Mason Williams
  • Written by Mason Williams
  • Guitar: Mason Williams
  • Keyboards: Larry Knechtel
  • Produced by Mike Post
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • According to BMI this recording has received the most radio airplay of any instrumental recording
  • Mason Williams was a writer for the CBS-TV Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the late 1960s; he wrote the Pat Paulsen for President skits
  • Mason Williams is from Abilene TX
  • This is Mason Williams’ biggest hit single
  • Later recorded by Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra and Chorus (1969), Apollo 100 (1971), Synergy (1976), Shadows (1979), Chet Atkins (1986), Johan Slager (1982), John Williams and Boston Pops (1990), Terrence Farrell (1992),  Vanessa-Mae (1995), Steve Howe (1999), California Guitar Trio (1998), Frankie Cicala (2007) and Greg Swim (2007)

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