I’ve been wanting to have a post title like this for a very long time, but had in my mind it would have something to do with food. But alas it hasn’t.
I was watching French television last night and during a commercial break my ears twitched as an advertisement started playing – ‘Yummy, yummy, yummy, I’ve got love in my tummy!’ Although not at all interested in the food product that was being advertised, I was interested in the music.
The 1910 Fruitgum Company were a pop group in the late sixties that started what became known as bubblegum music. I can’t think how long it has been since I heard their music and to have it just pop up on my TV had me off to do some historical research. I recalled another of their songs, ‘1,2,3 Red Light’, but got a surprise at how many popular hits they had during their heyday.
Can you remember any of these songs?
Pop Goes The Weasel
Keep Your Thoughts On The Bright Side
May I Take A Giant Step (Into Your Heart)
The Mighty Quinn
9, 10, Let’s Do It Again
Goody Goody Gumdrops
Please Me, Tease Me
(Play Our Song) Mr. Music Man
A, B, C, I Love You
No Good Annie
I’ve Got To Have Your Love
Good Good Lovin’
Game Of Love”
1910 Cotton Candy Castle
Not bad for a group that got labelled as a ‘One Hit Wonder’ by many.
As with many groups of the era, there was of course the mandatory reformation in 2007. Minus a couple of members who had passed away. But hopefully they made a few bucks.
However, I much prefer to have my memories of what they were in the sixties. Enjoy!