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The Buckinghams were an American pop rock band which saw enormous radio popularity in 1967 (see 1967 in music), selling more records that year than any American artist except The Monkees. Image File history File links Buckinghams_-_Kind_of_a_Drag. ... Image File history File links Buckinghams_-_Kind_of_a_Drag. ... Pop Rock is a genre of music that combines elements of both Pop and Rock. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... See also: 1966 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. ... The Monkees in 1967 (left to right): Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork The Monkees were a four-man musical band created to be the stars of an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ...


In 1965 four high school musicians in Chicago, Illinois -- bassist Nick Fortuna, guitarist Carl Giammarese, drummer Jon Poulos, and singer/guitarist Dennis Tufano -- formed a band they called "The Centuries." They added keyboardist Dennis Miccols, changed their name to "The Pulsations," and landed a job as the house band on a local (WGN-TV) television variety show. The show's producer suggested they adopt a more "contemporary" (i.e. British) name, and The Buckinghams were born. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... Steve Howe playing lead guitar for Yes in 1977 A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


In early 1966 the band signed their first record contract with local USA Records, and they released a number of singles that year which received airplay in Chicago. The Buckinghams finally gained national exposure with the breakout single "Kind of a Drag," which spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1967. That single's success also led to a hastily-released album of the band's early recordings. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


At about this time the group's contract with USA Records came to an end; and Miccols was replaced on keyboards by Marty Grebb. The band members were also introduced to producer James William Guercio, who quickly got them a new contract with Columbia (CBS) Records. Although The Buckinghams had already been using a brass section on many of their earlier recordings, 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). James William Guercio (born in 1945 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American music producer, musician and songwriter (occasionally credited as Jim Guercio), and is probably best known for his work as the producer of Chicagos early albums. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... A brass instrument is a musical instrument whose tone is produced by vibration of the lips as the player blows into a tubular resonator (mouthpiece). ...


The Buckinghams found themselves disagreeing with Guercio on both creative and financial issues, and they found another producer. (Guercio moved on to achieve great success as the producer for Chicago's first 11 albums, as well as Blood, Sweat & Tears' second album.) Although The Buckinghams released several more singles, they were unable to duplicate their 1967 success; and the band dissolved in early 1970. Chicago is a rock band that was formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. ... Blood, Sweat & Tears was an Canadian-American rock and roll group formed in New York City in 1967. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna continue to make appearances as The Buckinghams as of 2005. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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