80s Music/Unknown song


Hi Erick,
  I am trying to track down the title and the artist
of a song that has these lyrics.

Hey Mister Business Man
I've got the feeling we've met before
I know it wasn't here in your new career
On the executive floor.

Hey Mister Business Man
The clothes you're wearing are different now
From your worn-out jeans and your gypsy beads
You've lost it all somehow.

What happened to the friends we knew in San Francisco
They had flowers in their hair there was music everywhere back in '69.
Like you and me they long to be in San Francisco
We were walking in the sun had peace with everyone back in '69.

  A few people have suggested that it could be Albert Hammond,
so that might be place to start. I would be grateful for any help
you can give me on this one.

Many thanks,

Hi Edward,

I apologize for taking so long to answer as this research took longer than I expected. The song you're looking for is called "San Francisco '69" and was recorded by a German group called Love Generation in 1976.  It was released as a single and also appeared on an album titled Our Kind Of Music. Here is a link to a YouTube recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8apg3Gix-M


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Erick Byrd


I can answer all questions related to hit songs and pop artists of the rock and roll era. My specialty is U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart history and one hit wonders from 1950's through the 90's. I can also research lyrics to songs. I am more knowledgeable in the area of pop and rock songs, but I am willing to research soul and country songs. I cannot answer questions relating to classical, jazz, or rap songs. Also, I'm not an expert on music videos.


I am an avid reader of Joel Whitburn Top 40 books and a collector of all pop and rock hit songs.

My educational credentials include a college degree in history and over twenty-five years of life experience as a fan of popular music.

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