Seventeen Ain't Young

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"Seventeen Ain't Young"
Single by Frank Howson
Released 1969
Genre Bubblegum pop
Songwriter(s) Jeff Barry
Producer(s) Stan Rofe

"Seventeen Ain't Young" is a bubblegum pop song written by American composer Jeff Barry for The Archies' 1968 debut album, The Archies. It was covered by Frankie Howson (with another Archies song) in 1969[1] and became a top 40 hit in Melbourne, Australia.[2] His recording was produced by Australia's legendary DJ Stan Rofe.


  1. ^ Ross Laird, (1999?), The Sixties: Australian rock & pop recordings, 1964-1969 held at the National Film and Sound Archive, accessed on-line at: PDF p 134
  2. ^ Gavin Ryan (compiler), Melbourne Chart Book 1956-2002, (2003), n.p., entry for Frankie Howson - Seventeen Ain't Young, Entry Date: 6 December 1969, Highest Position: 35, Weeks In: 5, Entry Position: 38, Date Left: 10 January 1970, Record Company: Astor