101) Marmalade, “I See the Rain Again”
Before they rocketed to success with their cover of “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” the Scottish group released this anthemic single in August of ’67. It was Jimi Hendrix’s favorite song that year, and Jimi was spot-on. Nuggets says it was “as good as British psychedelic pop gets.” The single failed to chart in the UK, but reached #23 in Holland. Rain in London? Say it ain’t so!
102) The Landlords — “I’m Through with You”
The B-side of the Winchester, Massachusetts group’s March ’67 single. “Everybody knows I’m through with you.” A great song, but maybe it got the guys so depressed that they joined the French Foreign Legion — it was their only single.
103) Georgie Fame — “Somebody Stole My Thunder”
As Steve Huey says in All Music Guide, Georgie’s “swinging, surprisingly credible blend of jazz and American R&B earned him a substantial following in his native U.K., where he scored three number one singles during the ’60s.” This ’70 single is sooooo good, and it reminds everyone — don’t mess around with Georgie!
“Somebody stole my thunder, and now somebody’s gonna pay! . . . I’m busted but revenge is sweet. I’m gonna get me satisfaction. I’m gonna get me sweets to eat!”