On April 10, 1967, “Somethin’ Stupid” By Frank and Nancy Sinatra became the first song by a father and daughter to hit #1 on the Billboard Pop chart. The song was written by C. Carson Parks, and originally recorded in 1966 by Parks and his wife, as Carson and Gaile. Frank played that version to Nancy’s producer Lee Hazelwood, and asked him, “Do you like it?” Hazelwood said “I love it, and if you don’t sing it with Nancy, I will”. And Frank said “we’re gonna do it…book a studio”.
They recorded it on February 1, 1967, and by mid-April it reached #1 on the Hot 100 and stayed there 4 weeks. It also appeared on Frank’s 1967 album “The World We Knew”. There’s no video of the duo performing it live, but today’s Wayback Wednesday has some cool pictures taken in the studio. Enjoy!