"Smile a Little Smile for Me" was recorded by the British pop band The Flying Machine.
The group was composed of members Tony Newman, Steve Jones, Sam Kempe, Stuart Colman and Paul Wilkinson. The band is often confused with the American band of a similar name (The Flying Machine, with James Taylor).
"Smile a Little Smile for Me" was written by the UK hitmakers Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stephens. On September 28th 1969, it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #66; and on November 16th, 1969 it peaked at #5 and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100.
During their time as a group, The Flying Machine also released the following tracks:
- Send My Baby Home Again/Look At Me, Look At Me?
- Baby Make It Soon/There She Goes
- Hanging On The Edge Of Sadness/Flying Machine?
- The Devil Has Possession Of Your Mind/Hey, Little Girl
Despite the popularity of the track abroad, it failed to chart in the UK and while the group’s popularity in Europe stayed high, further releases were unsuccessful. The group eventually broke up in 1971.
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