Australian singles charts:
San Franciscan Nights entered the Kent charts on 26 August 1967 and peaked at #9. The song was #68 on the Top 100 of 1967.
Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch
Record label of Australian release:
1967 was the year of the “Summer of Love,” and San Francisco was a hot spot for Hippies. Along with San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair), the song San Franciscan Nights was a popular ode to the city in those turbulent times.
The Animals were from England, but were welcomed in America along with other British Invasion groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. They wrote this song themselves, which takes a stand against the Vietnam War.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-animals/san-franciscan-nights
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 60s
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