One Night In Bangkok's Murray Head Turns 71: 5 Fun Facts About Head!

Murray Head's "One Night In Bangkok"

5. The song "One Night In Bangkok" (not to mention the play it was from "Chess") was co-written by longtime Broadway lyricist Tim Rice with ABBA founders Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. The album was recorded in 1984 to finance production of the play, which would finally launch in London in 1986, where it became a huge success.

4. Murray Head's only previous chart hit had been 1969's "Superstar" from iconic rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar", also co-written by Tim Rice.

3. Canadian model Robey recorded a sub-karaoke quality version of the song in 1985 that charted in the U.S. for three weeks.

2. Head's song "Say It Ain't So, Joe" was covered by The Who's Roger Daltrey on his 1977 album One of The Boys. Daltrey's version also features the rhythm section of Keith Moon and John Entwistle.

1. Head's 1987 album Sooner Or Later was produced by krautrock legend Steve Hillage (Gong)

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