Let's Go to San Francisco
|"Let's Go to San Francisco"|
CD compilation titled after the song
|Single by The Flower Pot Men|
|A-side||Let's Go to San Francisco (Part 1)|
|B-side||Let's Go to San Francisco (Part 2)|
|Writer(s)||John Carter and Ken Lewis|
|Producer(s)||John Carter and Ken Lewis|
|The Flower Pot Men singles chronology|
"Let's Go to San Francisco" is the only UK-charting single by the British pop group The Flower Pot Men. A light-hearted pastiche of the work of Brian Wilson, the song achieved a similar musical level and has remained popular. The song could be mistaken for a Beach Boys single.
The song was written and produced by John Carter and Ken Lewis, engineered by John Mackswith and released in 1967 on 7" single format. Lead vocals were by Tony Burrows, who later did vocals for groups like Edison Lighthouse, First Class, White Plains and The Brotherhood of Man.
Compilation album usage
There were two different versions with different texts written in Italian: the most famous was "Inno", performed by the Milanese band Dik Dik. There was also "Trovare un mondo" ("To find a world"), sung by a little-known artist, Mimmo Diamante, and published by ARC, a subsidiary label of RCA Italiana.
- "Though they were extremely derivative of the then-au courant West Coast sound (especially the post-surf Beach Boys), the group managed to come up with some worthwhile tracks[.]" Michael Ribas, All Music Guide, Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
- The song has been called a "Pet Sounds-influenced [...] track". Michael Ribas, All Music Guide, Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
- Song Information @ Discogs.com Retrieved June 2009
- Song Information @ Australian-charts.com Retrieved June 2009
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 206. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Compilation album @ Shazam.com Retrieved June 2009
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