The Peppermint Trolley Company was an American band of the sunshine pop genre, credited with singing the Brady Bunch theme song in the show's first season. While the instrumental music track was indeed performed by the Peppermint Trolley Company, the vocals were actually sung by studio singers Paul Parish, John Beland and Lois Fletcher. Formed in Redlands, California in 1967, Peppermint Trolley Company released one album and five singles on the Acta label. The original line-up included Jimmy Faragher (vocals, bass, guitar), Danny Faragher (vocals, keyboards), Casey Cunningham (drums) and Greg Tornquist (guitar, vocals). In 1969, Danny, Jimmy, Casey and Greg left their contract with Acta to form the rock/soul group Bones. Acta continued to release records under the Peppermint Trolley Company name with a replacement group that featured Bob Cheevers.
01 - I've Got To Be Going 02 - Baby You Come Rollin' 'cross My Mind 03 - I Remember Long Ago 04 - Put Your Burden Down 05 - Reflections (On A Universal Theme) 06 - Beautiful Sun 07 - Trust 08 - Sunrise 09 - Free 10 - Pat's Song 11 - Fatal Fallacy 12 - Bored To Tears 13 - 9 O'clock Buisness Man
The Love Generation was an American pop rock band founded by brothers John Bahler and Tom Bahler. The group was active from 1967 to 1969. John and Tom were vocalists in the Imperial Records stable; they were part of the Ron Hicklin Singers. Two of the songs from The Love Generation were used in the pilot episode of The Partridge Family. The original lineup consisted of Mitch Gordon, Jimmy Wasson, Marilyn Miller, Annie White and the Bahler brothers. The Love Generation was a studio band and did not tour.
01 - Montage From How Sweet It Is (I Knew That You Knew) 02 - Let The Good Times In 03 - I Keep On Talking 04 - Love And Sunshine 05 - A Touch Of Love 06 - Candy 07 - Love Is A Rainy Sunday 08 - The Pill 09 - Sunrise Highway 10 - Magic Land 11 - You 12 - Consciousness Expansion
Sunshine pop cult favorites Eternity's Children were formed in Cleveland, MS, in 1965 by singer/keyboardist Bruce Blackman and drummer Roy Whittaker, fellow students at Delta College. With the addition of lead guitarist Johnny Walker, rhythm guitarist Jerry Bounds, and bassist Charlie Ross, the group (originally dubbed the Phantoms) began developing the complex, overlapping vocal harmonies that remained the hallmark of their sound throughout their career.
01 - Again Again 02 - Rupert White 03 - Flowers 04 - My Happiness Day 05 - Lifetime Day 06 - Mrs. Bluebird 07 - Your World 08 - You Know I've Found A Way 09 - Little Boy 10 - Sunshine Among Us 11 - I Wanna Be With You 12 - Nature's Child 13 - The Other Side Of Me 14 - Look Away 15 - Christina In My Dreams 16 - Sunshine And Flowers 17 - Till I Hear It From You 18 - Get Outta Here 19 - Gypsy Minstrel Man 20 - The Thinking Animal 21 - From You Unto Us 22 - Alone Again 23 - Blue Horizon 24 - The Sidewalks Of The Ghetto 25 - When The World Turns
Euphoria was a short-lived band from 1968 to 1969, consisting of Roger Penney, on electric autoharp, Wendy Penney, on Bass guitar, Tom Pacheco, on Acoustic Guitar, and Sharon Alexander. Roger and Wendy were a folk duo performing in Greenwich Village, using the names Roger Becket and Wendy Becket. Euphoria is generally regarded as a sunshine pop group.
01 - There Is Now 02 - What A Day 03 - Seldom Seen Slim 04 - Sun And Shadow 05 - Sitting In A Rockin' Chair 06 - Ride The Magic Carpet 07 - You Must Forget 08 - Tucson 09 - Calm Down 10 - Sleep 11 - Walkin' Thru' The City
A sunshine pop styled group, inspired by The Free Design and produced by Harold Battiste. Maybe a session studio players group, usual in sunshine pop music.
01 - Close Your Eyes 02 - Topanga Canyon 03 - My Bag 04 - Bright Spectrum Of Colors 05 - All Day Long 06 - Feeling Kinda Sunday 07 - Little Sister 08 - I Wish That I Knew 09 - It's So Good To Be Happy 10 - Something Beautiful Happened
The pop-folk group Cashman, Pistilli and West was formed in 1967, by Terry Cashman, Gene Pistilli and Tommy West. Their successful debut album, Bound to Happen (1967) included the Cashman and Pistilli composition "Sunday Will Never Be the Same", a hit for Spanky and Our Gang which reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. Cashman, Pistilli and West enjoyed modest success, recording 6 albums before disbanding in 1975. In the fall of 1972, Cashman & West's song, "American City Suite" hit number 27 on Billboard's Top-Forty chart.
01 - Some Of My Best Friends Are People 02 - Sandy When She's Sleepin' 03 - The Feelin' That I Get 04 - Nothin' Else On My Mind 05 - Oscurita 06 - Sausalito 07 - The Next Gril That I Marry 08 - Vespers 09 - Richard And Me 10 - Signs 11 - The People Of The City