Friday, December 11, 2009
Heard this today on Underground Garage - the original version of "I Want Candy" by The Strangeloves (from the 1965-66 NBC TV series Hullabaloo).
The Strangeloves, by the way, were (according to press releases) Niles, Miles, and Giles Strange - independently wealthy sheepherders from Australia. In fact, they were Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer of New York, successful songwriters ("My Boyfriend's Back") having fun with a manufactured image.
Am not sure if the lineup in the clip is Feldman, Goldstein and Gottehrer - there were several lineups pretending to be Strange Brothers for live performamces - mostly consisting of studio musicians who looked the part.
Update - That's Sonny and Cher to the left of the stage. Also, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the much more popular '80s remake.
Posted by Redheaded Golem at 1:22 PM