101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-3-14

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The 101 number one song of the day saved the career of Cleveland, Ohio psychedelic band.  But not for long. 

Buddah label president, Neil Bogart liked the song but needed an artist to record it.  He told producer and co-writer Paul Leka that there was a band about to be dropped from the label but if they decided to record it, their option would be picked up.  If they declined, they were history.  Leka flew out to meet them and played the song for them.  They said they didn’t like it and besides, it wasn’t their style of music so they decided to take a pass.  Paul explained their predicament and that changed their minds.  They recorded the song and their contract was extended.  However, it was the one and only time they charted and would soon go their separate ways.  But on February 3, 1968 they owned the number one song in America.  Here are the Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine.