Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970- #65: ‘1984:- Spirit. February 7, 1970.
- Single: “1984”- Spirit
- Record Company: Ode
- Genre: Psychedelic Rock
- Written by Randy California
- Time: 3:18
- B-side:” Sweet Stella Baby”
- Album: Made In Germany
- Grade: B-
- Peaked at #69 spent 9 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
Spirit had 4 Hot 100 hits with 1 making the Top 40- “I Got A Line On You” #25 1969. A rock band from Los Angeles- their singer later in the decade would have a big hit single with “Thunder Island.’ Mark Andes would become an original member of Firefall in 1975. Randy California -wasn’t his real name it was Randy Wolf. California a guitarist and vocalist for the band downed in the Pacific Ocean at the age of 45 while rescuing his 12 year old son from a rip current.
Spirit had been invited to play at the Woodstock concert but their manager/ producer Lou Adler opposed it because they were busy promoting their new album. Bad move.