What is the group Crazy Elephant that did a psychedelic version of the song Somewhere?
- Rg4Lv 78 years agoBest Answer
Crazy Elephant was a short-lived American bubblegum pop band noted for their 1969 hit single, “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’”. Crazy Elephant was a studio concoction, created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz of Super K Productions. Ex-Cadillac member Robert Spencer was widely utilized on lead vocals, though future 10cc member Kevin Godley took lead vocals on “There Ain’t No Umbopo”, recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England, and released on the bell records label in May 1970. A touring group was formed later for promotional purposes. The bassist on “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’” was Gary Gaynor, a local studio musician.
Crazy Elephant’s “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’” (b/w “The Dark Part of My Mind”) was a transatlantic one-hit wonder, making #12 both on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the UK Singles Chart. Several follow-up singles, including “Gimme Some More” (b/w “My Baby (Honey Pie”)) and “Sunshine Red Wine” (b/w “Pam”), failed to chart.
The band also released Crazy Elephant, a self-titled album, in 1970, featuring:
* Robert Spencer (vocals)
* Kenny Cohen (flute, sax vocals), who later performed with The Eagles, Santana, Rod Stewart and B. B. King
* Bob Avery (drums), who also played with The Music Explosion
* Larry Laufer (keyboards, vocals)
* Hal King (vocals)
* Ronnie Bretone (bass)
The album Crazy Elephant at allmusic..
"Gimme Gimme Good Lovin"
- 8 years ago