The summer of 1967 I found rock and roll music after being brought up on my Dad’s country music. This light, carefree melody was #1 at the time and it still brings back the lazy summer days when I was 14. “Capture that rainbow”!
I’m a little fuzzy on the details but to the best of my knowledge, this is the first 45 I ever purchased. The summer of 67 was a magical time for me musically and this was one of the songs that made it that way.
The above paragraphs were Facebook posts in 2009 and 2011
“Windy” was a landmark song for me, it was #1 when I switched from my Dad’s country music to rock and roll the summer of 1967. as I look back, many of those first songs I heard regularly on the radio became my favorite songs by many of the artists, there will be several examples as I continue to post. “Windy” would become my favorite Association song for about a year before “Time For Livin’” was released. Their greatest hit was “Cherish”, I remember finding WRKO in Boston and their’s was the first All-Time Top 300 I wrote down, I believe it was 1969 that “Cherish” was voted #1. One of these days I’ll have to add a few radio stations and the lists I collected in the late 60’s and early 70’s.