Fifty years ago, this song was Number One in the UK charts for 4 weeks from 11th October 1967, following San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) by Scott McKenzie two months before to which this song was written as a response. (The lights went out in Massachusetts because all the hippies had moved to California!)
The Bee Gees were remarkably driven musicians: after a Number One hit in their adopted country of Australia in 1966 (Spicks and Specks) they moved back to the UK in 1967 for bigger things and within months had a Top 10 hit (New York Mining Disaster) followed by this, their first of five Number One records spanning 20 years.
While they followed musical trends rather than set them, their pedigree as songwriters and performers is indisputable: they also wrote Number One songs for Diana Ross (the wonderful, exuberant Chain Reaction) and Barbra Streisand (Woman in Love) as well as the timeless karaoke and wedding favourite Islands in the Stream.
We have this song and other Number Ones from 1967 in stock and available for framing for urgent orders.
Vinyl 7-inch single in Natural Wood 30 cm x 40 cm frame with glass, showing personalised message.
Our framed vinyl singles cost £76 including delivery to most mainland UK addresses.