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Spirit In The Sky


John Lee Hooker's "Boogie Chillen" was released in 1948 and is rightly considered to be one the most influential sounds R&B to rock and roll recorded.

Just listen to Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top's "La Grange" and of course Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" which sold two million singles in 1970. Norman is Jewish.

Doctor (Clive Jackson) and the Medics (Steve McGuire, Steve Ritchie, Richard Searle, Weny West and Colette Appleby) covered "Spirit In the Sky" on their 1986 album "Laughing At the Pieces". Although it only reached Billboard's number sixty-nine position it topped the chart here in Canada, the U.K. and elsewhere.

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