Spanky & Our Gang
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s oldies sunshine pop classic rock pop soft pop|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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The original line-up of this engaging US harmony group - Elaine Spanky McFarlane (19 June 1942; tambourine/washboard), Nigel Pickering (12-string guitar) and Oz Bach (stand-up bass/kazoo) - began performing together in Chicagos folk clubs. Within months they were joined by Malcolm Hale (guitar/vocals) and John George Seiter (drums) and this restructured line-up shad a US Top 10 hit with its debut release, Sunday Will Never Be The Same. This evocative song bore traces of the Mamas And The Papas and the more conservative Seekers, a style maintained on its follow-up, Lazy Day. Bach was then replaced by Geoffrey Myers, who in turn made way for Kenny Hodges. Sixth member Lefty Baker (vocals/guitar) expanded the groups harmonic range, but while the haunting Like To Get To Know You suggested a more mature direction, Spanky And Our Gang seemed more content with a bubbly, good-time, but rather lightweight approach....