San Franciscan Nights

Album: Winds of Change (1967)
Charted: 7 9
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  • This following program is dedicated to the city and people of
    San Francisco, who may not know it but they are beautiful and so
    Is their city this is a very personal song, so if the viewer
    Cannot understand it particularly those of you who are European
    Residents save up all your bread and fly trans love airways to
    San Francisco U.S.A., then maybe you'll understand the song, it
    Will be worth it, if not for the sake of this song but for the
    Sake of your own peace of mind.

    Strobe lights beam create dreams
    Walls move minds do too
    On a warm San Franciscan night
    Old child young child feel alright
    On a warm San Franciscan night
    Angels sing leather wings
    Jeans of blue Harley Davidsons too
    On a warm San Franciscan night
    Old angels young angels feel alright
    On a warm San Franciscan night.

    I wasn't born there perhaps I'll die there
    There's no place left to go, San Franciscan.

    Cop's face is filled with hate
    Heavens above he's on a street called love
    When will they even learn
    Old cop young cop feel alright
    On a warm San Franciscan night
    The children are cool
    They don't raise fools
    It's an American dream
    Includes indians too. Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyHilton Valentine, the original lead guitarist for The Animals, passed away in Connecticut on January 29th, 2021. He was 77 years old...
    Between 1964 and 1983 the British band had nineteen records on Billboard's Top 100 chart, three made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "The House of The Rising Sun", for three weeks in August of 1964...
    Besides "The House of The Rising Sun", their other two Top 10 records were "See See Rider" at #10 for two weeks in October of 1966 and "San Franciscan Nights" at #9 for one week in September of 1967...
    The Animals were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1967 {July 30th} "San Franciscan* Nights" by Eric Burton and the Animals entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #73, six weeks later it would peak at #9 {for 1 week} and it spent ten weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1964 and 1968 the Newcastle upon Tyne, England band had eighteen records on the Hot Top 100 chart, three made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "The House of the Rising Sun" for 3 weeks on August 30th, 1964...
    Besides "San Fracisican's Nights" and "House of the Rising Sun", their other Top 10 record was "See See Rider" {#10 in 1966}...
    "See See Rider" was their first record where the label read 'Eric Burton and the Animals'...
    Bassist Chas Chandler, born Bryan James Chandler, passed away at the young age of 57 on July 17th, 1996...
    May he R.I.P.
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the week "San Franciscan Nights" entered the Top 100 at position #73, there was another San Francisco record on the Top 100, "San Francisco, Make Sure You Wear Flowers In Your Hair" by Scott McKenzie was at #17...
  • Brent from Denair, CaThe musical intro, just after the initial spoken words, is Awesome with a capital A!
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