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FlinterFile: Focus- Sylvia


In 1972, Focus recorded their biggest hit. Like their other hit, Hocus Pocus, the song was instrumental, apart from a small part of yodeling. The song was already written before Focus existed. Thijs van Leer was in a cabaret band, but did not like the song of another member. He wrote a song for her, but she did not like it, making it go on the shelf. When Focus was formed, the song came from the shelf. Sylvia was played together with Hocus Pocus, making Sylvia hit number 4 in the UK. The US also had a place for the song, though lower than Hocus Pocus, at number 89. Enjoy

Focus- Sylvia (together with Hocus Pocus, performed at the BBC)