Song 482: Pictures of Matchstick Men

If you were around in the 1960s and heard radio, you probably remember the song “Pictures of Matchstick Men.”  But do you remember who recorded it?

Status Quo.  I know – who?

They were much bigger in Britain than they were in the states.  This is by far their biggest hit in the U.S., and you’d hear it fleetingly on radio.  It took me 10 years to find out who the band was, they seemed to never say it on the radio after the song was played.

Camper Van Beethoven cut a version of the song as well, which is good. But the original is the keeper.