August 9 – Scott McKenzie

1967

US singer Scott McKenzie gets himself a UK#1 (and #1 in most of Europe) single with generational anthem San Francisco.

All across the nation, such a strange vibration
People in motion
There’s a whole generation, with a new explanation
People in motion, people in motion

For those who come to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there.

Selling 7M copies, the US#4 song is written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas to promote the Monterey Pop Festival.
 ( McKenzie site

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