This week in music: 1967 Windy
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This morning's selections come from this week in 1967. Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 had The Music Explosion at number five with Little Bit O' Soul. The song is known for its trademark bass riff played by Burton "Butch" Stahl.
Flower power was in full swing and Scott McKenzie was in the number four spot with a 1960's counterculture anthem. San Francisco ( Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) was written by John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas. In fact, Phillips plays guitar on McKenzie's recording. The song is credited for bringing thousands of young people to San Francisco during the late 1960's.
A band from Los Angeles was in the number three spot with one of the year's biggest singles. The Doors played Light My Fire live on The Ed Sullivan Show. You may remember Sullivan's representatives wanted the band to change the line "girl, we couldn't get much higher" to "girl, we couldn't get much better". The Doors agreed, but during the live performance, Jim Morrison sang the original lyrics. Sullivan refused to shake Morrison's hand as he left the stage. Afterwards, The Doors were told they would never perform on the Sullivan show again.
At number two was Frankie Valli with Can't Take My Eyes Off You. While it was a huge solo hit for Valli, it was actually co-written by Bob Guadio who was a band mate of Valli in The Four Seasons. Over the years, the song has been covered by some 200 artists including Andy Williams, Nancy Wilson, Barry Manilow and Clay Aiken.
And in the top spot for this week in '67 was The Association with a song about a girl "who has stormy eyes and wings to fly, above the clouds." Windy was the California band's second number one hit following Cherish from a year earlier. Over the years it's been used in lots of movies and TV shows including: The Simpsons, Breaking Bad, South Park, The Drew Carey show and many others. "Who's reaching out to capture a moment? Everyone knows it's Windy."
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