On This Day June 29, 1968
Small Faces' Ogdens' Nutgone Flake album peaks at number one
on the UK record chart where it happily remains for six weeks.
Small Faces' Ogdens' Nutgone Flake is widely regarded as a classic album, featuring an innovative round cover, 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.
Because of the album's complexities, it was never performed live.
It was performed as a whole once on the BBC's television programme Colour Me Pop on Friday 21, June 1968.
You can enjoy the entire 25 minute production at
Happy 52nd summer to Small Faces' album Ogden's Nutgone Flake!
Team Ronnie Lane
P.S. We even found Ogdens' on 8-track tape!