THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD
785) Alan David — “Flower Power”
Flower power. What is it good for? Absolutely everything! Say it again!
Happening45 calls this British ode to flower power, titled appropriately “Flower Power”, “probably a bandwagon zeitgeist jumping effort, or a pee-take, or a genuine ode to the new aquarian age peace n love movement.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km6YUqha01I) I’ll let you decide!
Alan David was “an actor and singer . . . who scored a few minor hits with a handful of releases for Decca, Polydor and Page One records in the mid to late 1960’s. This is his last single from 1968 and encapsulates the swinging period in a colourful and fitting fashion.” (liner notes to the Piccadilly Sunshine: A Compendium of Rare Pop Curios from the British Psychedelic Era: Volumes 1-10 CD comp)
IFA Berlin notes that “David appeared, playing himself as a singer in a band, in the film Gonks Go Beat (1965), and co-hosted the BBC2 TV show Gadzooks, It’s The In Crowd in June, 1965 with Lulu.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6oxwh6UHIU
Here is Alan doing the A-side on BeatClub:
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