Gary Pig Gold’s Summer of ’67 Top 67

Whilst busy at work contributing to Harvey Kubernik’s grand new 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of The Summer Of Love book, guess what sounds I kept my faithful Pig Player fully loaded at all times with from that half-century-old season?

01. Heroes And Villains  
(Beach Boys)
02. Him Or Me (What’s It Gonna Be?)
(Paul Revere And The Raiders)
03. Waterloo Sunset  
04. When I Was Young  
(Eric Burdon and the Animals
05. The Girl I Knew Somewhere  
06. Bowling Green  
(Everly Brothers)
07. You Got What It Takes  
(Dave Clark Five)
08. Pay You Back With Interest  
09. She May Call You Up Tonight  
(Left Banke)
10. The Rain, The Park And Other Things  
11. Twelve Thirty  
(Mamas And The Papas)
12. Transparent Day  
(West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band)
13. I Was Made To Love Her  
(Stevie Wonder)
14. To Love Somebody  
(Bee Gees)
15. Half Past Midnight  
16. Love Is All Around  
17. Cornflakes And Ice Cream  
(Lords Of London)
18. Brown Shoes Don’t Make It  
(Mothers Of Invention)
19. If You’re Thinkin’ What I’m Thinkin’  
(Dino, Desi and Billy)
20. Are You Experienced?  
(Jimi Hendrix Experience)
21. Dandelion  
(Rolling Stones)
22. Death Of A Clown  
(Dave “Death Of A Clown” Davies)
23. Friends Of Mine  
24. Happy Jack  
25. Baby, You’re A Rich Man  
26. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong  
(Guess Who)
27. Groovin’  
(Young Rascals)
28. She’d Rather Be With Me  
29. Casino Royale  
(Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass)
30. I Second That Emotion  
(Smokey Robinson And The Miracles)
31. Have You Seen Her Face  
32. Expressway To Your Heart  
(Soul Survivors)
33. Don’t Go Out Into The Rain  
(Herman’s Hermits)
34. Electricity  
(Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
35. See Emily Play  
(Pink Floyd)
36. Gentle On My Mind  
(Glen Campbell)
37. Jimmy Mack  
(Martha And The Vandellas)
38. Come On Down To My Boat  
(Every Mother’s Son)
39. Little Games  
40. Darling Be Home Soon  
(Lovin’ Spoonful)
41. The Boat That I Row  
42. Higher And Higher  
(Jackie Wilson)
43. Sit Down, I Think I Love You  
(Mojo Men)
44. Cold Sweat  
(James Brown)  
45. Don’t Sleep In The Subway  
(Petula Clark)
46. Mirage  
(Tommy James And The Shondells)
47. Sweet Soul Music  
(Arthur Conley)
48. Nobody But Me  
(Human Beinz)
49. Incense And Peppermints  
(Strawberry Alarm Clock)
50. Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie  
(Jay And The Techniques)
51. Bernadette  
(Four Tops)
52. It’s Getting Harder All The Time  
53. The Letter  
(Box Tops)
54. There Is A Mountain  
55. Yellow Balloon  
(Yellow Balloon)
56. Let It All Hang Out  
57. Soul Finger  
(Bar Kays)
58. Here Comes My Baby  
59. Bottle Of Wine  
60. Fakin’ It  
(Simon And Garfunkel)
61. Gimme Little Sign  
(Brenton Wood)
62. We Had A Good Thing Goin’  
63. Reflections  
64. You Can’t Do That  
65. Western Union  
(Five Americans)
66. It’s The Little Things  
(Sonny And Cher)
67. I Dig Rock And Roll Music  
(Peter, Paul and Mary)

Now, to find out all about all the stories behind these songs – and so much more as well – Be Sure to grab the 1967 book Right Now, Right Here. Consider it Required Reading for Pop Diggers everywhere!

by Gary Pig Gold

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