When Aussie legend Daryl Braithwaite released a cover of a Rikki Lee Jones song 30 years ago today, he likely had no idea that it would go on to become a much-loved classic.
In those 30 years, The Horses went to number one on the ARIA charts and has since sold 8x platinum and has had over 40 million streams and 12 million-plus video views.
To celebrate, marketing people at Sony have christened today ‘Daryl BraithDay’. A bunch of merch has been released to mark the anniversary, including mugs, tea towels, teaspoons, tote bags, sweaters, bucket hats and T-shirts.
Says Daryl of the song’s longevity: “It’s been such a thrilling experience for the last 30 years to have seen what the song The Horses that I sang with Margaret Urlich and penned by Rikki Lee Jones and Walter Becker has accomplished. It’s hard to put into words the feeling that I get along with my band when we hit that opening chord to see and feel what audiences project back at us, it’s spine tingling to say the least verging on the experience of duende. Thank you for the years.”