Hit Songs of 1968 – #9

The First Edition had their first hit with the song “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).” The group had only formed in 1967 with Kenny Rogers as the lead singer and bass player. The group played a mix of rock, folk and country. By the time of their next hit “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” in 1969 the name of the group had changed to Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. The group had a string of minor hits until they finally disbanded in 1974. Kenny would go on to a great career as a single performer and more known for country music. Kenny has announced that he is retiring and he ended his tour this summer.

“Just Dropped In…” got up to the #5 position on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart for the weeks of March 10 – 23, 1968.

The video is from an appearance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in December 1968.