Summer (The First Time): BOBBY GOLDSBORO

Australian singles charts:
Summer (The First Time) entered the Kent charts on 22 October 1973 and peaked at #7. The song was #49 on the Top 100 of 1973.

The song is on Summer (The First Time) which entered the Kent album charts on 14 January 1974 and peaked at #25.

Bobby Goldsboro, Ashley Abram, Timmy Tappan

Bob Montgomery, Bobby Goldsboro

Record label of Australian release:
United Artists

The song is a 1973 reminiscence about a 17-year-old boy’s first romantic experience with a 31-year-old woman during the summer. Using a repeating piano riff (played by Timmy Tappan), 12-string guitar, and an orchestral string arrangement (engineered by Ernie Winfrey), the song was suggestive enough to spark some controversy at the time. The sound of seagulls combined with the string arrangement at the start of the record, which last 57 seconds until the vocals come in, creates the impression of being on a beach in mid-summer.
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