Thursday, July 1, 2010
Wear a flower
It coulda and we think maybe it shoulda made it all the way to No. 1, but this was as close as it got on July 1:
1. Windy, Association
2. Groovin', Young Rascals
3. Little Bit O' Soul, Music Explosion
4. San Francisco, Scott McKenzie
5. She'd Rather Be With Me, Turtles
Windy dominated radio airplay that month, remaining No. 1 until July 29 when the Doors took over with "Light My Fire" and the earth began to shake. Procul Harum had "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and the Beatles dialed in with "All You Need is Love" from Sgt. Pepper. And in Studio C at Capitol Records in Hollywood Bobbie Gentry recorded the song whose lyrics she had scribbled down at 3 a.m. one morning:
Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchee Bridge.
You tell us there was a better time to be listening to the music of the day and you will not win the argument. Not at the Sanctuary, where the sounds of the Sixties live on forever...