Sebastian is the debut single by Cockney Rebel. It is taken from their album The human menagerie. In fact, Steve Harley, leader of the music group, already had only traces in the music world when he earned early 1970s founded Cockney Rebel . The band played out in extravagant and doste glamrock /decadent clothes. The popularity of this British band's origin left in own country somewhat in coming, but (at the time only West) Europe picked up the music immediately showed from the beginning on. Harley only megalomania; He regarded Cockney Rebel as a vehicle for his music in the world to play in. Later it became a real band Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel. The song has many bombastic song and Ditto orchestration, the role of the guitar was subordinate in Cockney Rebel. Where the song forty years later (2011) is still not known, the refrain doesn't seem to fit in with other text, otherwise that Harley themselves (like) saw as the "Adored" (meaning of the name Sebastian).
B-side was Rock and roll parade (2: 54), to suit the compact disc Edition of The human menagerie got some notoriety as a bonus track. Sebastian hitparades only in the Dutch got Judy Teen and Make me smile as successors.
- Steve Harley – vocals
- Jean-Paul Crocker – electric guitar, mandolin, violin
- Paul Jeffreys – bass guitar (Fender)
- Milton Reame-James – synthesizers
- Stuart Elliott – percussion (also played in 2011 along with Harley)
- Andrew Powell – Orchestraarrangements and conductor
The picture is not in the charts of England or the United States, but sold in Netherlands remarkably well. The contribution of the time in Netherlands Toppop could have major consequences, but the band has also performed in Netherlands on, inter alia in the Shaffy theater (January 1974). Sebastian also sold well in Belgium with 2 weeks a first place.
|Chart positions: week 48-1973 t/m week 6/1974|
Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit
|Chart positions: 01-12-1973 t/m 08-02-1974|
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in the Radio 2 Top 2000
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