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Small Faces, 'Itchycoo Park'

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"It's all too beautiful," sang the Small Faces' Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane on one of the all-time great psychedelic pop songs, and that just about sums up the Sixties: in the end, the drugs were overwhelming. The BBC banned the song until the band claimed it was just a harmless recollection of a childhood playground. "What did you do there? I got high," they sang, which seems clear-cut. But Marriott once claimed, "We didn’t smoke. We just got high from not going to school." Riiiight.

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