Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24th

You'll find some very notable debuts on this week's chart.  "Windy" by The Association premiers at #64, "New York Mining Disaster, 1941" becomes the first US Hit for The Bee Gees when it debuts at #71, the controversial "Society's Child" by Janis Ian comes in at #83 in its first week on the chart and "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)", a song written by John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas but given to his long-time friend Scott McKenzie to record, comes in at #99.  (It is soon to become the unofficial anthem of The Summer Of Love ... right on up there with "All You Need Is Love" and "Light My Fire" ... and remains to this day one of my all-time favorites songs of this ... or any other ... era.)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience completes their first European tour with a concert at Tivoli Grona Lund in Stockholm, Sweden.