A 1967 Pop Hit for Your Garden Playlist

San Francisco by Scott McKenzie

“If you’re going to San Francisco be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.” August 9, 1967 Today, in 1967, the song San Francisco, performed by Scott McKenzie, started a four-week run at number one on the UK singles chart. San Francisco became the unofficial anthem of the counter-culture movement of the 60s. San…

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The Gardener-Inspired Jumpin Jack Flash: Music for Your Garden Playlist

Room overlooking a Garden

“One morning, they were awakened by Keith’s gardener, Jack Dyer, working outside beneath their window.” June 18, 1968 On this day, the Rolling Stones had a number one single: Jumpin Jack Flash. Keith Richards said that he and Mick Jagger wrote Jumpin Jack Flash after staying at his house. One morning, they were awakened by…

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