Referring to this weekend's 1967 countdown, did you all notice Dave Hoeffel played the rarely-heard "clean" version of "Brown-Eyed Girl". It's the version that replaces the line "makin' love in the green grass/behind the stadium with you" with "laughin' and a-runnin' behind the stadium with you". Apparently some radio stations in 1967 had a problem with the phrase "makin' love", believing it was too suggestive. So Van Morrison and/or his producer did some rerecording or studio editing to provide the more tame version of the song. (Of course, even the "dirty" version of this song is tame compared to so much of the music released during the past thirty years or so.)
"Who do you love?"---Bo Diddley
"Swear allegiance to the flag, whatever flag they offer. Never hint at what you really feel."---Mike and the Mechanics
"Hey Jude" is the second longest song of the rock era to reach # 1-It ran over seven minutes-Four years later,"American Pie" by Don Mc Lean clocked in at over eight minutes-Initially,most stations played the abbreviated version.
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60s On 6: Satellite Survey October 14, 1967 40: Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone - Martha/The Vandellas 39: I Make A Fool Of Myself - Frankie Valli/The 4 Seasons 38: Love Is Strange - Peaches And Herb 37: Please Love Me Forever - Bobby Vinton 36: The Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdinck Survey Extra: High Debut Of The Week: (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need - Temptations 35: A Banda - Herb Alpert/The Tijuana Brass 34: Incense And Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock 33: Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis 32: Child of Clay - Jimmie Rodgers 31: The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield Survey Extra: Staff Pick: Just One Look - Hollies 30: What Now, My Love? - Mitch Ryder 29: Ode To Billie Joe - King Curtis/The Kingpins 28: Let Love Come Between Us - James And Bobby Purify 27: Let It Out - Hombres 26: Groovin' - Booker T./MG's Survey Extra: Bubbling Under Hit: Like An Old Time Movie - Scott McKenzie 25: Lightning's Girl - Nancy Sinatra 24: It Must Be Him - Vikki Carr 23: People Are Strange - Doors 22: Reflections - Diana Ross/The Supremes 21: Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett Survey Extra: Fabulous Flip-Side: The Boat That I Row - Lulu 20: Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison 19: You Keep Running Away - Four Tops 18: (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin 17: I Dig Rock And Roll Music - Peter/Paul/Mary 16: Get On Up - Esquires Survey Extra: Staff Pick: For What It's Worth - Staple Singers 15: Expressway To Your Heart - Soul Survivors 14: Dandelion - Rolling Stones 13: Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell 12: Hey Baby - Buckinghams 11: Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie - Jay/The Techniques Survey Extra: #1 On The Country Chart: I Don't Wanna Play House - Tammy Wynette 10: Soul Man - Sam And Dave 9: Gimme Little Sign - Brenton Wood 8: How Can I Be Sure - Young Rascals 7: Come Back When You Grow Up - Bobby Vee 6: Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson 5: Ode To Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry 4: Little Ole Man - Bill Cosby 3: To Sir With Love - Lulu 2: Never My Love - Association 1: The Letter - Box Tops
Suspicious Minds was the first song that year to spend only one week at #1. Two major double sided hits (Beatles and CCR) were out before Billboard began listing the A and B sides together at the same position. IIRC that was on 11-29-69 when Something and Come Together were listed together jumping from Number 7 to Number 1.