The Best Songs From Manfred Mann – British Invasion Pioneer
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One of The Firsts
Manfred Mann (and their later incarnations) became one of the greatest British Invasion acts in the 1960s. From their blues-oriented music to the jazzier sounds, they constantly evolved as musicians. While they released original songs, they were catapulted into fame because of their popular versions of some classics.
While they did touch on several styles, it’s their pop-rock songs that became big hits. Here are five of their best works.
5. Do Wah Diddy Diddy
A cover of The Exciters 1963 song, Manfred Mann made a huge international hit out of this as their version topped the charts in the US and UK.
4. Mighty Quinn
A folk rock song written and originally recorded by Bob Dylan in 1967 for The Basement Tapes. Manfred Mann’s rendition cracked the top 10 and the band’s later incarnation Manfred Mann’s Earth Band also did their own take with a more dramatic version.
3. Father of Day, Father of Night
One of their underrated tracks, this song deserves more love and appreciation.
2. Davy’s On The Road Again
This takes you back in time. Released over fifty years ago, it’s Manfred Mann at their best.
1. Blinded by the Light
Manfred Mann is one of those groups who took a song and made it their own. This is the absolute proof. A Bob Dylan original, Mann’s cover was a chart-topper.