Flip side of the 45 single was “Day Tripper,” but I usually played this side. It was released as a double-A-side single.
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I was in high school and my one can’t miss television show was The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. One day in October, they played this, and soon it was on the AM radio, seven minutes long, when the standard for that format was 2-3 minutes tops. It was pretty mindblowing for us. It still amazes.
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About eight of us were crushed together in my cousin’s small bedroom watching the 45 RPM seven-inch record revolve. It was the song we had heard the week before on Sunday’s Ed Sullivan Show. Monday morning, the world would be different.
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