The Year was 1967... the Month: October ---
October 1967 was a very good month for the Box Tops. Their biggest hit, "The Letter," rose to number 1 on the charts. It was also a very good month for many other rock stars for whom fame would be fleeting. "To Sir, with Love," by Lulu - it was number 3. "It Must Be Him," by Vikki Carr, "Get On Up," by the Esquires, and "Ode to Billie Joe," by Bobbie Gentry" were all in the top 20.
We all know Bill Cosby, comedian and actor.... and rock star. Yes, Bill Cosby's "Little Ole Man" was number 5. ("I said, 'Reach out! Take my hand! You'll understand!!'")
October 1967 was also good to many rock artists who have withstood the test of time. "Never My Love," by the Association, was number 2. "Hey, Baby, They're Playing Our Song" (Buckinghams), "Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin), "Reflections" (Diana Ross & the Supremes), and "How Can I be Sure" (Young Rascals) were all on the radio in October 1967. We listened to them all... over and over again.
"I Dig Rock and Roll Music" - a perfect song for October 1967 - it was number 20. (This is a classic song by Peter, Paul & Mary.) "The message may not move me, or mean a great deal to me, But hey! it feels so groovy to say..."
I was in the heart of my teen years in October 1967... well beyond the days of trick or treat, I was driving a convertible (when my mother let me borrow it), going to those great Friday night football games, hanging out at the drive-in, and diggin' rock and roll music! It was a terrific time to be a teenager!
What were you doing... in October of 1967?
We have the lyrics to some of these songs, and over 750 others, in the Lyrics section of our Music Room.
Next month, we'll look back at November 1971. Be sure to check out BBHQ in November.
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|August, '68||September, '63||October, '70||November, '72||December, '65|
|January, '60||February, '66||March, '73||April, '61||May, '64|
|June, '70||July, '59||August, '69||September, '66||October, '74|
|November, '67||December, '62||January, '71||February, '68||March, '60|
|April, '75||May, '65||June, '68||July, '58||August, '63|
|September, '73||October, '67||November, '71||December, '66||January, '70|
|February, '57||March, '72|
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