Friday, September 16, 2005
The Temperance Seven
If you ever wondered what else producer George Martin was doing in the early 60's besides guiding the Beatles, he was also producing records by such novelty acts as the Temperance Seven. This record on the Music For Pleasure budget label is a compilation of songs from 1961 to 1963. They had big hits in the U.K. around this time with "Pasadena" and "You're Driving Me Crazy" featuring their affectionate tribute to those dance bands of the twenties and thirties they modeled themselves on. They were the forerunners of such novelty acts that were to follow like the Bonzo Dog Band and Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band.
The original band broke up in the late 60's but a new personel, sometimes augumented by past members are still active to this day.
The Temperance Seven - Sahara
The Temperance Seven - Runnin' Wild
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