Dennis Tufano was also an original member of Chicagos' own Buckinghams.
The quintet ruled the airwaves in that great rock n' roll year of 1967.
Dennis told me during a 2017 interview that the fans know that era of his career better than he does.
Jim Holvay wrote the Buckinghams' first hit Kind of A Drag and co-wrote Don't You Care, Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song), and Susan.
He was a member of another Chicago legendary band, The Mob.
In 2002 he joined me on WRCO to talk about the hits that he was a part of.
As you know, the music of The Buckinghams has always been very near and dear to my heart ... and I have been very fortunate to be able to hang out with these guys, thanks to all of our coverage of the band here in Forgotten Hits.
They had an INCREDIBLE run in 1967 ...
Five of their singles made The Top 6 nationally ...
"Kind Of A Drag" (#1), "Don't You Care" (#5), "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (#5), "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Song" (#5) and "Susan" (#6). It just doesn't get any better than that!
The Mob's biggest hit single, "I Dig Everything About You," only went to #83 on The Billboard Chart ...
But here in Chicago, it reached #20 on the WCFL Chart, and got quite a bit of airplay. And it still sounds great, some 51 years later. (kk)
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