From the Land of Band Box Records

Sixties Six Pack – Part 2

July 5, 2017

Classic Long Plays – A Glance Back (part 2)

1968 – Aorta – Columbia CS 9785 – “Aorta”

Aorta formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois  – They were originally “Kal David and the Exceptions” – Original members were Kal David, Peter Cetera (both later with “The Big Thing” which became “Chicago”), Denny Ebert and Marty Grebb.


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1968 – The Archies – Calendar KE 101 – “The Archies”

The Archies were all fiction to complement a TV cartoon show.  Don Kirshner put this group together in the studio – with the lead vocalist being Ron Dante (“The Cuff Links”, “The Detergents”).  The female lead was Toni Wine a writer of songs.  Background vocals were provided by Jeff Bary, Ellie Greenwich, Andy Kim, Joey Levine, and Bobby Bloom as well as others.

1964 – Ginny Arnell – MGM E-4228 – “Meet Ginny Arnell”

Ginny Arnell was born in November of 1942 Virginia Mazarro from New Haven, Connecticut.  She recorded with Gene Pitney as a teen as “Jamie and Jane”.

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1965 – The Arrows – Tower T 5002 – “Apache ’65”

Davie Allan and The Arrows was a more-or-less revolving group of musicians out of Los Angeles, California headed up by guitarist Davie Allan – Davie was born in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California in Van Nuys.  He was a member of groups “The Sudells”, “The Heyburners” and “The Zanies” again all studio creations.

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1968 – The Art of Lovin’ – Mainstream 6113 – “The Art of Lovin'”

The Art of Lovin’ was formed in Boston, Massachusetts – with members Paul Applebaum, Johnny Lank, Barry Tatelman, Gail Winnick and Sandy Winslow.

1966 – The Association – Valiant VL 5002 – “And Then…Along Comes The Association”

The Association formed in 1965 in California – Original members were Jules Alexander, and Terry Kirman – They formed “The Inner Tubes” in 1964 and then “The Men” moving on to become “The Association” with Brian Cole, Russ Giguere, Ted Bluechel, Jr., and Bob Page – who would be replaced by Bob Yester.

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