THE FLYING CIRCUS
Hayride
(Buzz Cason - Mac Gayden)
Australia 1969
#3 Sydney #1 Brisbane #13 Perth

The Flying Circus: Sydney band, formed in 1968, that also worked in Canada from the early 70s (not to be confused, though, with the Canadian band called The Flying Circus).

No connection with Monty Python's Flying Circus: the name appears to be a coincidence.

The Flying Circus also had a hit with La La, also written by Buzz Cason & Mac Gayden (see below).

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Further reading: Wikipedia entry on Australian band The Flying Circus (distinguished from the Canadian band of the same name).

GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS
Hayride
(Buzz Cason - Mac Gayden)
USA 1969

Single on Liberty label.

Son of comedian Jerry Lewis, but you knew that, didn't you?

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON SHOW
Hayride
(Buzz Cason - Mac Gayden)
USA 1968
Original version

Single on Elf label.

Written by Elf label owner, singer/songwriter/producer Buzz Cason with Nashville guitarist/songwriter/producer Mac Gayden. They also wrote the much-recorded Everlasting Love, and another Australian hit by Flying Circus, La La (also recorded by Saturday Morning Cartoon Show on Elf).

Cason & Gayden wrote Candy Love, and Buzz Cason wrote Groupie, both charting records in Australia by The New Dream.

Charted in some US markets, including Worcester, Massachusetts and Seattle (on KJR).

Elf was Cason's label, and Cason & Gayden produced Saturday Morning Cartoon Show.

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