28 SEP 2018: Last week we asked for some suggestions from you about places that we could feature in our music videos. This one surprised us – because when we think of San Francisco we generally think of Tony Bennett’s iconic song. However, this song, written by John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas, and sung by Scott McKenzie will likely bring back memories for our “Boomer” readers.

"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" was written and released in June 1967 to promote the Monterey Pop Festival. McKenzie's song became an instant hit.

It reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and was number one in the UK and most of Europe. The single is purported to have sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The song is credited with bringing thousands of young people to San Francisco, California during the late 1960s.

In Central Europe, young people adopted "San Francisco" as an anthem for freedom, and it was widely played during Czechoslovakia's 1968 Prague Spring uprising against Soviet rule.

The song has been featured in several films, including Frantic, The Rock and Forrest Gump

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