Jay & The Techniques

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": rock 60s northern soul pop soul oldies special northern Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia


Formed in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, in the mid-60s, Jay And The Techniques were an inter-racial pop group best known for the Top 10 debut single ‘Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie’ in 1967. The group consisted of vocalist Jay Proctor and six other members: Karl Landis, Ronald Goosly, John Walsh, George Lloyd, Charles Crowl and Dante Dancho. The group built a following in the northeast and was discovered by producer Jerry Ross, who arranged to have them signed to Smash Records, a subsidiary of Mercury Records. ‘Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie’, was their biggest hit, reaching number 6 in the US in 1967. ‘Keep The Ball Rolling’ was, like the first, based on a children’s game, and it climbed to number 14. The formula held up for one further game-orientated single, ‘Strawberry Shortcake’, which scraped into the Top 40 in 1968. A final chart success, ‘Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music’, ended their run on the pop charts in...

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