Song of the day: The Small Faces- Itchycoo Park


In 1967, the Small Faces had a hit with their song about skipping school to go to a park. The park really exists, and the story was real: Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, the writers of the song, skipped school and got a good feeling of going to Little Ilford Park (which was full of nettles, and in slang, that’s Itchycoo). The good feeling (getting high) was misinterpreted in the sixties, when drugs were quite popular, and therefore, the BBC posed a boycot on the song. However, it was a number 3 hit in the UK, and in the US number 16, which would be the highest position for the Small Faces there. Enjoy

The Small Faces- Itchycoo Park

Posted on August 26, 2015, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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