Australian singles charts:
Green Tambourine entered the Kent charts on 17 February 1968 and peaked at #2. The song was #53 on the Top 100 of 1968.
Green Tambourine was written and composed by Paul Leka (who also produced it) and Shelley Pinz.
“In 1966, while standing in front of the Brill Building (Manhattan, New York City), I watched a man holding a tambourine begging for money. I wrote a poem about him and called the poem Green Tambourine. I added it to my lyric collection … Sometimes I wonder what happened to the man in front of the Brill Building, holding a tambourine begging for money. I remember writing the lyric, ‘watch the jingle jangle start to shine, reflections of the music that is mine. When you toss a coin you’ll hear it sing. Now listen while I play my Green Tambourine‘ as if it were yesterday..; in the 60s, on the streets between Seventh Avenue and Broadway there was a magic one could only imagine.”
Read more: poparchivesblog.blogspot.com/2005/08/shelley-pinz_112375416390280786.html
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