Song of the Day – “Smile a Little Smile for Me” – The Flying Machine

One peculiarity of the music business years ago was that occasionally bands would be formed only to cut one song. British songwriters Tony Macauley and Geoff Stephens had written for dozens of bands between them when they came up with this number in 1969, and decided to form a one-off band and cut it themselves. They took the name The Flying Machine for themselves, without realizing that it was already used in the States for James Taylor’s initial band.


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