Sagittarius

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: neofolk neoclassical psychedelic sunshine pop 60s baroque pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1967, Sagittarius was a studio group created by singer-songwriter Curt Boettcher and Byrds’ producer Gary Usher. Its close-knit harmony sound and lush orchestration was similar to that of the Millennium, a concurrent project whose members provided the instrumental backing on Present Tense. Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher added their vocals to a set best recalled for ‘My World Fell Down’, a gorgeous pop song reminiscent of the Beach Boys, written by the British team of John Carter (John Shakespeare, 20 October 1942, Birmingham, England) and Ken Lewis (b. James Hawker, 3 December 1942, Birmingham, England), for their own group, the Ivy League. The Sagittarius version drew considerable acclaim, but failed to chart when issued as a single. The Blue Marble, issued on the Usher/Boettcher outlet Together, continued in the vein of its predecessor, but when it too failed to reap due commercial rewards, the concept...

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