Friday, June 23, 2017

The Easybeats (featuring Stevie Wright 1947 – 2015)





The Easybeats formed in Sydney in late 1964. The line-up was lead singer Stevie Wright (1947 – 2015), Gordon "Snowy" Henry Fleet (drummer, former member of the Mojos) George Young (rhythm guitar), Harry Vanda (lead) and Dick Diamonde (bass). The name came from Liverpudlian Snowy Feet and the group was managed by former Sydney real estate agent, Mike Vaughan. The Beats quickly rose to become one of the most popular groups in the city and signed with EMI's Parlophone label. By chance the same label as their heroes, The Beatles. Like Lennon and McCartney, Stevie Wright and George Young wrote their own material which was refreshing changes from other Australian artists who made a career out of covering others musician’s works. The record buying public agreed and between 1965 and early 1966 they released a string of Australian hit singles all produced by Ted Albert. Their debut single was For My Woman (1965), followed by She's So Fine which gave them their first number one record in Australia.







By the end of 1965 they were the most popular and successful pop band in Australia, and their concerts and public appearances were regularly marked by intense fan hysteria which was very similar to 'Beatlemania' and which was soon dubbed 'Easyfever'. On stage Little Stevie Wright's charisma and energy (including 'mod' dancing and onstage backflips) were matched with strong song material and the sheer energy of the quintet. Their debut albums, Easy and 2 Easy contained a collection of contemporary music demonstrating heavy influences from the English Invasion and distinct, Hollies and Beatles’ influences.



The group’s manager signed the Beats to a contract with United Artists in the US which meant their songs could be heard, overseas. The group was keep to try their luck in London and relocated there in 1966. Wright & Young songwriting prowess was eagerly sought after in Australia and they wrote a number of hits for other artists, including Johnny Young’s "Step Back", which became a #1 hit.



Unfortunately their early endeavors in London were less successful and producer Ted Albert was replaced by Shel Talmy (of Who and Kinks fame). The Wright/Young songwriting team which had been so successful in Australia was now passé and Harry Vanda and George Young began writing songs together. "Friday on My Mind” was a Vanda and Young composition with lyrics instantly identifiable as a teenage anthem.



Friday became an international success and provided the vehicle for the Australians to tour Europe and the US. They moved their permanent base to London and started to concentrate on a follow up. Now a studio based band they tried more and more complex music but a commercial follow up was illusive. Snowy retired from the band in 1967, just after their triumphant Australian homecoming tour. He was replaced with Tony Cahill. Their single “Heaven and Hell" was banned from the BBC for suggestive lyrics and although "Falling Off the Edge of the World" and "Come in You'll Get Pneumonia," were good the Easybeats had lost their commercial edge.











Indulgences and excesses did not improve the situation and by mid-1969, the band had receded to a mere shadow of itself. Their last chart success was a cover version of “St. Louis," which managed to scrape the very bottom of the American Hot 100.



Following a return to Australia for one final tour, the band decided to call it quits. Tony Cahill (replacement drummer) moved to America; Dick Diamonde retired from music completely. Stevie remained in Australia and established a solo career before he fell to the ravages of alcohol and drug dependency. Meantime Harry and George returned to England to work as freelance writers and producers to pay off the debts. They returned to Australia in 1973 and reunited with Ted Albert and became the house producers for his new Albert Productions record label, writing for and/or producing many chart-topping acts including Stevie Wright, Rose Tattoo, Cheetah, William Shakespeare, The Angels, and of course ACDC. Vanda and Young wrote the 1973 hit "Evie" for Stevie Wright and John Paul Young’s “Love Is in the Air, “among many others.







In 1986 the original lineup of the Easybeats including Snowy Fleet, got back together for six-week national tour and performed to sell-out houses around the country. Stevie was back in good health and even performed his famous leaps and backflips. In 2002 he appeared in Long Way To The Top tour and 2003 he was back on the road with the Hard Road Tour with Matt Taylor, Kevin Borich, Harry Brus, Max Merritt and Russell Morris. Stevie Wright passed away in December 2015 aged 68.



Worth a listen:
For My Woman (1965)
She's So Fine (1965)
Wedding Ring (1965)
Sad and Lonely and Blue (1965)
Women (Make You Feel Alright) (1965)
In My Book (1965)
Come and See Her (1966)
Sorry (1966)
Friday on my mind (1966)
Who’ll be the one (1967)
Heaven and Hell (1967)
Falling off the edge of the world (1967)
St Louis (1969)

Stevie Wright
Hard Road

Friday, June 16, 2017

Rick Springfield



Richard Lewis Springthorpe was born in 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His father served in the armed forces and the Springthorpes lived in several military bases in Australia and the UK. Rick learned to play the piano aged 9 and had mastered the guitar by 13. He was influenced by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and started to write his own material a year later. Rick dropped out of school and became a professional musician. His first band was called Rock House, but they changed their name to MPD, Ltd, and toured US Military bases in Vietnam in 1968. On his return to Australia the guitarist appeared in several bands before popping up in Zoot with Beeb Birtles (founder of Little River Band).



Rick took up a solo career when Zoot broke up and had a #1 hit single in Australia, "Speak to the Sky."



In 1972 he relocated to Hollywood and signed for Capitol Records. Despite initially doing well with the US release of Speak to the sky, album and single his subsequent follow up albums were not commercially successful and Rick took to gigging around LA. He was a good looking fellow and had briefly become a teen sensation but the older Rick felt his career was in acting. He had a brief taste when in 1973 he did voice over his character in a cartoon series Mission: Magic.



Rick signed to Universal Studios in 1978 and appeared in a couple films i.e. Battlestar Galactica (1978), and Hard To Hold (1984). He got regular TV work in soaps such as The Young and the Restless, and General Hospital.



Throughout the eighties he appeared in many TV programs including The Incredible Hulk, The Rockford Files, Suddenly Susan and in the nineties he also starred in the detective series, High Tide among others.



In 1981, he released Working Class Dog which contained two hit singles, "Jessie's Girl" and "I've Done Everything for You”.







The follow up album Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet, gave him another couple of hits "Don't Talk To Strangers" and "What Kind of Fool Am I?"







Other hits followed including "Human Touch", "Souls", and "Affair of the Heart" but "Love Somebody" was his last top ten hit in the U.S.







In 1985 Rick dropped out of the music scene and spent more time with his family. An unfortunate accident meant he was unable to play the guitar which delayed his return to the stage but he did start to record again in 1997. Rick continues to tour.





Worth a listen:
Speak to the Sky (1972)
Jessie's Girl (1981)
I've Done Everything for You (1981)
Love Somebody (1984)
Don't Talk To Strangers (1982)
What Kind of Fool Am I? (1982)
Human Touch (1983)
Souls (1983)
Love Somebody (1984)

Zoot
Eleanor Rigby

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Steely Dan



Donald Fagen and Walter Becker met at college in 1967 and began playing in local groups. The Bad Rock Group included Chevy Chase on drums but lineup last only a short time. In 1969 Donald Fagen and Walter Becker tried their luck as professional songwriters before Kenny Vance (Jay and the Americans) took an interest through his production company. In 1970, they joined Jay & the Americans' backing band, performing under pseudonyms; Gustav Mahler (Becker),and Tristan Fabriani (Fagen).



In 1971, the pair wrote a film score for a movie and a song for Barbra Streisand, called “I Mean To Shine”.



Gary Katz signed them for ABC Records and they moved to LA. Katz recognised the duo would do better recording their own material and they formed their own band with Denny Dias (rhythm guitar) and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (lead guitar), Jim Hodder (drums), Walter Becker (bass and backup vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards). Donald Fagen was prone to stage fright and so David Palmer became the lead singer. The group now called Steely Dan and took their name form from a dildo in William Burroughs' Naked Lunch. In 1972 the band released their first single “Dallas,” but it failed to make an impact.



Their first album, Can't Buy A Thrill was produced by Gary Katz and recorded by engineer, Roger Nichols at ABC Studios. The singles "Do It Again", and "Reelin' In The Years" hit the Top Ten on the Billboard singles chart.







"Reelin' In The Years" also featured an acclaimed guitar solo by Elliott Randall. David Palmer left the group during the recording of the second album, and Donald Fagen reclaimed the position of lead singer. Countdown to Ecstasy was released in 1973 but was less successful due to its jazz blues orientation.” My Old School" and the live "Bodhisattva" become popular with fans but not commercially successful.







Their third album Pretzel Logic was released in 1974 and returned the group to prominence. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" was a Top Ten hit in the US and "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" became a firm favourite with fans.







Steely Dan toured from 1972 to 1974, but from the years between 1975 to 1980 they became a studio-based band. On tour Jeff Porcaro (former Sonny and Cher and later a member of Toto) and Michael McDonald (keyboards) joined the line up for back-up vocals. Both become prominent on subsequent Steely Dan recordings. Disagreements among members of the band and a rift arose when Becker-Fagen decided to cease touring to concentrate solely on writing and recording. Gradually the band broke up. Jeff Baxter and Michael McDonald joined The Doobie Brothers. The next two albums Katy Lied (1975) and The Royal Scam (1976) saw Becker-Fagen use a diverse group of session players. Katy lied went gold and "Black Friday" and "Bad Sneakers" were by far the most popular tracks.







"Kid Charlemagne" and "The Fez" were the most favourite songs from the Royal Scam album.







Aja (1977) is widely considered Steely Dan best works with hit singles "Peg," "Deacon Blues" and "Josie".











Due to contractual problems and legal complications the duo took a rest from studio work. On return they were further troubled with recording issues and release dates. Gaucho was finally released in 1980 and was another major success with two hit singles, "Hey Nineteen" and "Time Out of Mind".







In 1981 the Fagen and Becker partnership was temporarily suspended and the two relocated to Maui (Hawaii). Donald Fagen released a solo album in 1982, but stopped writing and recording for several years.



In 1986 the two got together again and started to work as a team they reformed Steely Dan and toured the US in 1993. Donald adopted the persona of Frank Poulenc and William was "Rick Strauss". They toured to great acclaim during 1993-96, performing mainly songs from the later Steely Dan albums plus a selection of re-arranged Dan classics. In 2000 the band released a new album entitled Two Against Nature to public acclaim and continue to tour and record new material.








Worth a listen:
Do It Again (1972)
Reeling in the Years (1973)
Rikki Don't Lose That Number (1974)
Dr. Wu (1974)
Bodhisattva (1974)
Black Friday (1975)
Peg (1977)
FM (No Static at All) (1978)
Deacon Blues (1978)
Hey Nineteen (1980)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Freddie Garrity (1940 - 2006) (Freddie and the Dreamers)



Freddie Garrity was born in 1940 in England. As a teenager he learned to play the guitar and was soon involved in the skiffle craze of the late 50s. Freddie joined several bands including The Red Sox and The Kingfishers before deciding to form his own group. The Buddy Holly look-a-like, with glasses and a cackling, infectious laugh, was the ideal front man with his acrobatics and comic dance routines. The Dreamers all came from Manchester and the lineup was Roy Crewsdon (guitar), Derek Quinn (lead guitar and harmonica), Peter Birrell (bass), and Bernie Dwyer (drums). In 1961 the group auditioned for BBC radio and featured on a couple of radio programs. They played the English dance circuit before taking a residency at The Top Ten Club in Hamburg, Germany. Freddie and the Dreamers turned professional in 1962 and signed with EMI/Columbia Records. Their first single came out, in 1963 and was a cover of James Ray's “If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody” .The single rocketed to #2 on the U.K. singles chart.



Follow ups were written by Mitch Murray which also charted, these were catchy, bright pop tunes and I'm Telling You Now (co-written by Freddie Garrity) and You Were Made For Me were all hits. "You Were Made for Me", was turned down by The Searchers.







1964 was also another good year for the Mancurian band who were now thought of as being among the top British bands of their day. Three more UK hits were Over You, I Love You Baby, and I Understand.











The Dreamers were perfectly competent musicians but did not play on all the records. Instead professional session musicians like Big Jim Sullivan (guitar) featured. The group continued to tour and appeared with Roy Orbison on a National Tour. They finished 1964 with an appearance in The Beatles 1964 Christmas show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Freddie and the Dreamers broke through into the U.S. market in 1965 and I'm Telling You Now, went to #1 in the US Charts. They toured the country and appeared on all the pop music TV shows including Shindig! and Hullaballoo.



Part of their appeal was the group would appear on stage and perform pre-rehearsed, synchronized dance routines and the Freddie became a short lived dance craze in the US. Do the Freddie was the single released to promote the new dance craze.



Freddie and the Dreamers did a world tour including stops in Australia and New Zealand, and a second trip to the U.S. Unfortunately Freddie and the Dreamers did not write much of their own material, and relied instead on their producers to choose material for the records. As popular music tastes changed Freddie and the Dreamers failed to keep and soon their records sales dropped. Despite the lack of chart success the band continued doing well on the club and cabaret circuit. They continued recording and touring until 1968 when they broke up. At their peak Freddie and the Dreamers appeared in several films including What A Crazy World (1963), Just for You (1964), Seaside Swingers (1965), and Cuckoo Patrol (1967).



After the band broke up Freddie Garrity and Pete Birrell went on to host a children's TV series, called The Little Big Time.



Freddie Garrity formed an all-new Freddie and the Dreamers in 1976, and continued playing the oldies circuit in the U.S., U.K., and Australia into the 1990s. Freddie Garrity retired due to pulmonary hypertension, and died in 2006. Bernie Dwyer died in 2002 of lung cancer; Pete Birrell became a taxi driver. Roy Crewsdon now runs a bar in Tenerife, while Derek Quinn lives in Cheshire and is in distribution.





Worth a listen:
If you are going to make a fool of somebody (1963)
I'm Telling You Now (1963)
You Were Made For Me (1963)
Over You (1964)
I Love You Baby (1964)
I Understand (1964)
I Love You Baby (1964)
Just For You (1964)
A Little You (1965)
Thou Shalt Not Steal (1965)
Do the Freddy

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Mamas & the Papas




John Phillips was in a number of folk groups including the Journeymen, a trio with Dick Weissman and Scott McKenzie but it never connected with the public despite being signed to Capitol Records. He formed the New Journeymen with future screenwriter Marshall Brickman and a young model and singer named Michelle Gilliam. The group did not last long but John and Michelle started to write songs together and formed a close bond before marrying. Cassandra Elliot came from Baltimore and sang in the New York's off-Broadway theatre scene for a while before joining a folk trio called Triumverate, then the Big 3. They had some recording success before evolving into Mugwumps, with Zal Yanovsky, John Sebastian, and Denny Doherty. Despite promise the group failed to deliver but the voices of Denny and Cass were a delight. John Phillips decided to reactivate the New Journeymen with Denny Doherty and Michelle, and Denny introduced them to his friend Cass Elliot. In 1965 The Magic Circle were formed with husband and wife, John and Michelle Phillips and friends Gilliam Denny Doherty, and Cass Elliot and moved to California. The group wanted a better name and took Mamas and Papas, after the girls expressed a fun desire to be Hell’s Angel, Mamas. Lou Adler signed them on the spot and their debut single, "California Dreamin'," was a chart success.



The Mamas and the Papas was the first band to utilize folk, rock, jazz, pop, and radiant harmonies. Support in the studio was provided by the ‘Wrecking Crew’ made up of seasoned session musicians like Glen Campbell (guitar), Eric Hord (guitar), and P.F. Sloan(guitar); Bud Shank ( flute), Larry Knechtel (keyboards), Joe Osborne (bass), Hal Blaine (drums). Sunshine pop was orchestrated by John Phillips and their second single was also taken from their first album and “Monday Monday” became another international success.



They were a hippy band and true to form lived together in a commune. Their life styles and recording sessions were reportedly heavily drug-laden. The era of free love took its toll on the group as Michelle and Denny harboured a secret love affair which eventually caused the band to break up. In 1966 Jill Gibson replaced Michelle Phillips. She was a singer/songwriter who had performed on several Jan and Dean albums. Despite being a reasonable performer some fans were disgruntled with the substitution and Michelle rejoined the line-up after Michelle and John had reconciled. The group recorded their third album Deliver, which became a huge hit, including hit singles with "I Saw Her Again" and "Words of Love," then "Dedicated to the One I Love," "Creeque Alley," and "Look Through My Window.”



By this time however Denny was drinking heavily and their personal performances started to falter. Cass Elliot fell out with John in 1967 and ostensibly quit the band, although she did contribute to the groups’ fourth album. The Mamas and Papas broke up in July 1968 but were reformed again in 1971 and released their final album People Like Us.



Meantime Cass Elliot started a very successful solo career and toured the U.S. and Europe, becoming popular with hits such as "Make Your Own Kind of Music" and "It's Getting Better." Cass Elliot died of a heart attack in 1974.







John Phillips also had a moderate solo hit in 1970 with "Mississippi." The singer died in 2001.



Denny Doherty had a solo hit in 1974 with the standard "You'll Never Know."



He went on to host a popular variety show in Canada and died in January 2007. Michelle Phillips gave up singing and became a movie and TV actress. The Mamas & the Papas were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2000. Succeeding incarnations of The Mamas & the Papas toured small venues nationwide with the most notable included John Phillips, his daughter Mackenzie Phillips and Spanky McFarlane (Spanky and our gang). Scott McKenzie had also appeared in the lineup for a short time but none of the incarnations had the spirit and impact of the original group that John Phillips helped to build. John Phillips wrote “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)," which gave Scott McKenzie an enormous hit. He also was instrumental in bringing Crosby, Stills & Nash together.







Worth a listen
California Dreamin' (1965)
Monday, Monday (1966)
I Saw Her Again (1966)
Words Of Love (1966)
Dancing In The Street (1966)
Dedicated to the One I Love (1967)
Creeque Alley (1967)
Dream a Little Dream of Me (1968)
Do You Wanna Dance (1968)

Cass Elliot
Make Your Own Kind of Music
It's Getting Better

John Phillips
Mississippi (1970)

Scott McKenzie
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) (1967)

Crosby, Still and Nash
Teach your children well

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Supremes



Florence Ballard was a student at junior high school in the Detroit housing projects and became friends with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, (two members of The Primes, later to become the Temptations). The boys encouraged her to form a sister group called the Primettes (1959). Flo recruited her best friend Mary Wilson, who recruited classmate Diana Ross; and Paul Williams added his girlfriend, Betty McGlown and the quartet were complete. Flo had the biggest voice and could sing soulfully so she was considered the lead singer. In 1960 they signed to the Lupine label but their first single, "Tears of Sorrow" flopped.



Betty McGlown left the group and was replaced by Barbara Martin in 1961 when they signed for Motown Records and became the Supremes. Flo sang lead in most of the early recordings but the group had no success. They were known as “the no hit Supremes,” and busied themselves as session singers. Then came their breakthrough with "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes," (1963) it got into the charts and Diana Ross took over as the lead singing and Barbara had left the group to bring up a family.



Gordy Jnr's patience paid off and the Supremes started to record Holland-Dozier-Holland’s compositions beginning with "Where Did Our Love Go" . The song went to the US number one in 1964 and was also their first song to reach the UK pop charts. The song was originally written for The Marvelettes, but they did not like it. Neither did the Supremes but they felt obliged to record it anyway.



Now the trio could do no wrong and under the direction of Holland-Dozier-Holland’s production and song writing, the group had a series of number one hits including "Baby Love," (1964) "Come See About Me,"(1964) "Stop! In the Name of Love," (1965) and "Back in My Arms Again" (1965).















By 1965, the Supremes were international stars and toured the globe. Not all of their songs were chart toppers but all did reasonably well and were disco favourites, spearheading the Motown Sound. By the end of 1966, their number-one hits included "I Hear a Symphony", "You Can't Hurry Love", and my own favourite, the uncharacteristic "You Keep Me Hangin' On".











Despite success there were problems brewing in the Motown stable. Benny Gordy Jnr had favoured the Supremes and Diana in particular, not because she was the best singer and performer, but simply because she had the crossover appeal and that both black and white audiences responded to, which would ultimately sell more records. Gordy was ever the businessman but he and Diana also had a romantic assignation which frustrated the other Supremes and his attention to Diana caused other artists to become disgruntled (Martha Reeves in particular). Flo Ballard was replaced by Cindy Birdsong (from Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Flo look-a-like) in 1967 and the group became Diana Ross & the Supremes. Gordy was adamant however the name change was a rouse to charge more appearance money, because the punters were getting to see two acts. Meantime Flo later fell on very hard times and tragically died in 1976. Although there is no actual association with the musical Dream Girls, the story is unmistakably based loosely around these events. (Mary Wilson loved the musical, but Diana Ross was reportedly angered by it and refused to see it).



Diana Ross and the Supremes scored another hit in 1967, with the psychedelic influenced, "Reflections."



By this time Holland-Dozier-Holland, had left Motown after a dispute over the quality of music Motown was producing. Despite having a hit with Love child, The Supremes were middle of the road now, and soul music had overtaken them, the group was considered more white than black and that effected their credibility in a politically sensitive US.



Gordy came up with a brilliant idea and matched his super groups in studio collaborations marrying those with a white fan base with those with a black fan base. The Supremes and The Temptations joined forces to produce “I'm Gonna Make You Love Me." (1968).



When “Someday We'll Be Together", the Supremes last major chart success, was recorded neither Mary Wilson nor Cindy Birdsong featured and The Andantes provided backup vocals.



Diana Ross left the group in 1969 to pursue a solo career and was replaced by Jean Terrell. Mary Wilson continued as the only original while other personnel line ups took place. The (New or 70s) Supremes continued to make some cracking records and proved themselves capable of continuing after the departure of their popular lead singer. After 1972, the lineup of the Supremes changed frequently, with Lynda Laurence, Scherrie Payne (Freda Payne sister) and Susaye Greene all becoming members before the group ended its eighteen-year existence in 1977. In 2000, Diana Ross announced a Supremes reunion tour with Wilson and Birdsong. Both Supremes declined the tour and were replaced with Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne. The tour was cancelled after nine dates, because of lackluster ticket sales.




Worth a listen:
When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes (1963)
Baby Love (1965)
I hear a symphony (1966)
You keep me hangin’ on (1966).
Reflections (1967)
I’m gonna make you love me Supremes with the Temptations (1968), Someday we will be together again (1969)
Stoned Love New Supremes (1970)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Zombies



The group to play at local venues in St Albans. Paul Arnold, left the group to become a doctor and was replaced by Chris White. The lads were all clever and university bound at the end of the summer of 1963. For fun they entered themselves into a local band contest (The Herts Beat Contest) with the first prize a recording deal with British Decca Records. Rod and Chris hoped winning the contest would keep them together. The Zombies won the contest and were given a contract before turning professional in 1964. Their first single was a Rod Argent composition “She's not there,” with Chris White’s “You Make Me Feel Good” as the B-side.







The single was a worldwide smash in 1964 and went to Number One in the US. Their follow up ‘Leave Me Be,’ (another White composition) was less successful and ‘Tell Her No’ fared better and was a minor hit in Britain, and a Top 10 record in America.







The Zombies had a unique sound for their era with Colin Blunstone's breathy vocals, choral backup harmonies, and Rod Argent's jazz and classical influenced organ and piano. The group toured the US with Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells and Chuck Jackson. The group was also hugely successful in Japan, The Philippines (where they once had five records in the Top 10). The Zombies records continued to do less well but She's Coming Home and I Want You Back were minor hits in the U.S. in 1965.







The group began to fall apart and despite the efforts of Rod and Chris to keep them together they eventually split, amicably. In 1968 long after the band had folded. “Time of the Season” was released from the Odessy album and ran as a sleeper eventually reaching the top 5 in the States.



Although there were offers to try to reform The Zombies, the former band members were actively involved in their own projects. Rod Argent and Chris White had formed Argent, and Colin Blunstone was pursuing a solo career.







The Zombies did reunited in 1991, without Rod Argent, for an album called New World.



Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent reunited for an album and toured together in 2001 and continued playing live shows together into 2004.



They recently began using The Zombies name again.




Worth a listen:
She's Not There (1964)
Tell Her No (1965)
Somertime (1965)
Time of the Season (1969).