The first half of 1967’s music were the recent oldies by June, so I’ll highlight some songs from the charts 50 years ago as I re-visit that year. Nancy Sinatra had already reached the top of the charts with “These Boots Are Made For Walking” in early 1966, she added another top 10 hit “How Does That Grab You, Darlin'” later in 1966 but my favorite Sinatra song held the #5 spot on the charts for 3 weeks at the end of 1966 and beginning of 1967. Definitely a light, fluffy tune with no socially redeeming value,but a favorite nonetheless. “Sugar Town”


That was my Facebook post of January 2nd,2017. My goal for 2017 is/was to post at least 400 1967 songs as they appeared on the charts that year as part of a 50 year anniversary of the “Summer of Love”. 1967 was the year I turned 15, but not until the last 10 days of the year so I spent 1967 as a 14 year old. When the year started I was still listening to my Dad’s country music, and you’ll see that well represented here on this blog, by June, I was making the transition to the rock and pop music world and it would be the center of my life for the next 5 years. So that’s why I’ve created categories for the music of 1967 and 1968. I’ll try to keep it all fairly spread out but if you don’t read this blog until I have a lot of entries, you’ll have plenty of genres and years to choose from.


Nancy was 26 in 1967 and her people took advantage of her sex appeal to promote her, not that that is anything that never happened before. She will be turning 76 this summer (2017) and I am 64 but in my mind’s eye she will always be 26.