On This Day In Small Faces History, May 24, 1968: "Ogdens' Nutgone Flake" Album Is Released
Fifty-four years ago today, May 24, 1968 (it was a Friday!),
Small Faces' album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake was released!
Small Faces' third (and final) studio album and their first concept album,
Ogdens' Nutgone Flake featured an innovative round cover.
Widely regarded as a classic album, it was the first of its kind,
designed to resemble an antique tobacco tin.
The title and the design of the distinctive packaging was a parody of Ogden's Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco that was produced in Liverpool from 1899 onwards by Thomas Ogden.
Watch the one-time-only Small Faces theatrical performance of
this amazing concept album on the BBC's Colour Me Pop (25:52),
featuring: "Song of a Baker", "Lazy Sunday" (official video!),
"Happiness Stan", "Rollin' Over", "The Hungry Intruder", "The Journey",
"Mad John" and "Happydaystoytown",
narrated by Master of Gobbledegook, Stanley Unwin!
Ogdens' LP would peak at number one on the UK Album Charts
on June 29th, 1968, where it remained for a total of six weeks.
You can find links to listen to and much more about Small Faces'
fantastic Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake masterpiece here:
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