And a gliddy glup gloopy to you. This song from the 1967 pop-rock musical Hair was written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni, and Galt MacDermot. It is in the second act, sung by the character Sheila. Oliver recorded it in 1969. Bob Crew (known for his work with The Four Seasons, The Rays, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Freddy Cannon, Lesley Gore, Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Barry Manilow, The Bob Crewe Generation, and oh so many more) produced it. The song went to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #3 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary Chart, #1 in Canada, and #6 in the U.K. It sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record.
Oliver was William Oliver Swofford, who was born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. He had clean-cut good looks. Another of his hits was “Jean,” which was the theme for the 1969 film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.