SONGS I LOVE:
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. Super star singer and songwriter Scott McKenzie has died on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
He was best known for his hit single, San Francisco. It was written by John Edmund Andrew Phillips, Paul Hutsch of The Mamas n the Papas and released in June 1967 to promote the Monterey Pop Festival.
It was an instant hit and called San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) partly because of an older song with the same title and partly because of the lyrics. It reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and was number one in the United Kingdom and most of Europe selling over 5 million copies worldwide.
In Central Europe, young people adopted San Francisco as an anthem for freedom and was featured in several films, including Frantic, The Rock and Forrest Gump.
The words in the song were significant then where you can meet some gentle people in 'Frisco who want to have a love-in there since they believe in the hippies' tag-line, make love and not war. That whole generation of people in motion have a new explanation. But the Vietnam War didn't end till 1975 although the song had a meaningful theme. Do you agree?
Rest in peace Scott McKenzie.
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