“It was ‘You Wear It Well’ by Rod Stewart. I had just gotten a job in a hardware store, which had a record store downstairs. I took my wages from the hardware store, which was something like ten shillings and sixpence, and bought my first single, which was then in the charts.
It must have been 1972, it was Number One at the time, and it still smells of that wonderful long hot summer of 1972. I do wonder… MP3s don’t smell of anything.”
Billy Bragg performs at The Egg in Albany on Sunday, August 2.