Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: oldies 60s classic rock pop rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Outcasts, a San Diego act renowned for cover versions, this popular group took the name Union Gap in January 1967. Although burdened by a passé image - they dressed in American Civil War uniforms - ‘General’ Gary Puckett (17 October 1942, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA; vocals), ‘Sergeant’ Dwight Benett (b. December 1945, San Diego, California, USA; tenor saxophone), ‘Corporal’ Kerry Chater (b. 7 August 1945, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; bass), ‘Private’ Gary ‘Mutha’ Withem (b. 22 August 1946, San Diego, California, USA; woodwind/piano) and ‘Private’ Paul Whitbread (b. 8 February 1946, San Diego, California, USA; drums) enjoyed considerable success through their relationship with songwriter/producer Jerry Fuller. ‘Woman Woman’ achieved gold status in 1967, and the following year the quintet scored three more million-sellers with ‘Young Girl’, a...

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