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 1967, drugs, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, ilford park, itchycoo park, Music, ronnie lane, sixties, small faces, steve marriott, the small faces. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.