1977 Dave Mason – We Just Disagree
Dave Mason first rose to prominence when he was one of the four founding members of Traffic. Dave played sitar on the band’s first single, Paper Sun. He wrote and sang lead on the group’s second single, Hole In My Shoe, which peaked at #2 on the UK chart.
Dave left the band after as the band released their first album, so he did not tour with the band to support the album. He rejoined the group a few months later when Traffic began recording their second album. He wrote four of the songs on the album, including the single Feeling Alright, which didn’t perform well for Traffic but later became a significant hit for Joe Cocker.
Dave left the band again when the second album was completed and toured with Delaney and Bonnie and Friends in 1969-1970. After that tour, he worked with a group named Family and released the single Just For You and an album.
He then recorded an album with Mama Cass and also recorded his first solo album in 1970. His single Only You Know And I Know reached #42 on the Hot 100 in 1970.
He briefly returned to Traffic and toured with the band and took part in some live recordings before permanently leaving the group in 1971.
In the mid-seventies, Dave began touring with a group that included guitar-player Jim Krueger. Dave eventually recorded an album with his backup band. He released one of the songs that Jim had written, We Just Disagree, as a single. The record peaked at #12 on the Hot 100 in 1977.
Dave’s last visit to the top forty came the next year when his cover version of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow reached #39 on the Hot 100.
In 1994, Dave joined Fleetwood Mac for a brief time. He toured with the group and took part in the recording of the 1995 album Time. Shortly after that, Fleetwood Mac disbanded, and Dave did not rejoin the group when it reformed in 1996.
Dave’s most recent album came out in 2014, and he continued to tour as recently as 2018.
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