EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #276: ” PRIMROSE LANE”- O.C. SMITH

O.C. Smith* - Primrose Lane (1970, Vinyl) | Discogs

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #276: ” Primrose Lane”- O.C. Smith. May 30, 1970.

  • Single:”Primrose Lane”- O.C. Smith
  • Record Company- Columbia
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by George Callender and Wayne Shanklin
  • Time: 2:28
  • B-side: “Melodee”
  • Album- Greatest Hits: Help Me Make It Through The Night
  • Grade-B-
  • Peaked at #86 3 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Ocie Lee Smith was born in Mansfield, Louisiana in 1932- grew up in Los Angeles. Died at 69 in 2001. He had 10 Hot 100 hit singles with 3 making the Top 40- his biggest hit was “Little Green Apples” #2 1968.

2 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #276: ” PRIMROSE LANE”- O.C. SMITH

  1. Thanks, Hans. This song brought back memories. An adapted version of this tune was used as the opening theme of the 1971-72 TV series, “The Smith Family” starring Henry Fonda and Ron Howard.

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