Scott McKenzie Rules ’67 Monterey Pop Festival With Hit “San Francisco”

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Flowers Everywhere

Performing at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, Scott McKenzie serenades and whisks the beach-loving crowd away to the windy, hilled city housing some of the greatest artists of the 60’s and 70’s with hit “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair).”

Interesting Fact: This song has the longest title of any #1 in UK.

Written by John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas, “San Francisco” embodied the city’s spirit in a beautiful and vibrant song with the legendary reputation for love-ins, peace and music at the time. With Scott on vocals, John on the guitar, Joe Osborn on bass, Hal Blaine on drums and Larry Kentchel on keyboard, the single hit #4 on the Billboard Charts and #1 in the UK.

With greats like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival, Scott brought the energy of the elevated city to the beach town and spread the contagion and obsession of flower wearing in the 60’s with this iconic hippies classic.

+ San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) Lyrics +

If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you’re going to San Francisco
You’re gonna meet some gentle people there

For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair

All across the nation
Such a strange vibration
People in motion
There’s a whole generation
With a new explanation
People in motion
People in motion

For those who come to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there

If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there

 

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