Sunday, July 24, 2016
Manfred Mann Earth Band: Blinded By The Light (1977)
Manfred Mann Earth Band perform “Blinded by the Light” on The Midnight Special in 1977. The song, written by American rocker Bruce Springsteen and released in 1973, is the first track on the a British band’s 1976 album The Roaring Silence. It’s a fun song that has lots of rhyme in it, but I am not sure if it has much meaning behind it. Blinded by the light/Revved up like a deuce/Another runner in the night. The band's lead is Manfred Mann [born Manfred Sepse Lubowitz; 1940], who was born into a Jewish family in Johannesburg, South Africa, and who left the country in 1961, in opposition to its apartheid system.