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This Week’s One-Hit Wonder (OHW) is ‘So Long’ (#16 1980) by English band ‘Fischer-Z’. The band is a creative project for singer, songwriter and poet John Watts. There have been several line-ups of the band over many years and Watts has simultaneously pursued a solo career. Fischer-Z found success across Europe and has sold more than two million albums. Here in Australia ‘So Long’ went to number 16 in 1980 and only one other song charted, ‘The Perfect Day’ (#24 1988). The band’s name is a pun on “fish’s head” a slang term for members of the Navy or young men from the Plymouth area. John is 67 (exactly one year older than me) and lives in Surrey.

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