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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Baby Boomer Fun: The Buckinghams 1967

Thursday is baby boomer fun day here, no real estate, so here goes...

'Twas 40 years ago this month that a new group and a new sound began to storm the charts with a song called Kind of a Drag. The group of course was The Buckinghams.

At that link, readers who spent their youth reading liner notes on albums, will notice the connection with James William Guercio. Guercio was the man loved horns, and was behind the sound of super groups Blood, Sweat, and Tears, and Chicago. One can certainly hear the similarity with The Buckinghams.

About Guercio and The Buckinghams, Wikipedia says:
Guercio's brass-rock studio work helped to shape the group's signature sound, and the partnership produced four more Top 10 hits in 1967: "Don't You Care" (#6), "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (#5), "Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)" (#10) and "Susan" (#8).
The Buckinghams are still around today, and even played one of the inaugural balls in 2005. One might assume that the Bushes liked them as well, when they were in their late teens.

The video clip is from 1967. It is the song Don't You Care.

2 mins 43 secs

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