From the Daily Mail article of November 7th 1968. It says "Take a packet of cigarettes and an easy chair. Add a pen, any scrap of paper, sprinkle it with a dash of inspiration, and another pop hit is born. At least, that's how Graham Gouldman does it......Today, Ian Mean introduces you to his latest song before it even reaches the song publishers. Says Mean: 'My verdict is that Madeline is another hit'"