A Los Angeles Song that Defined a San Francisco Summer

May 13, 2017  •  California Historical Society

On May 13, 1967, a catchy tune, San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in your Hair)—-chanted by the relatively unknown Southern California singer Scott Mckenzie—was released. The song, written by John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas and produced by Lou Adler would soon dominate the airwaves throughout California and the country. Learn More →