|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||neofolk neoclassical psychedelic sunshine pop 60s baroque pop german|
|Decades:||1960s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs wikidata wikipedia|
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...