Personalities | The Lemon Pipers | One-Hit Wonders | Rock

‘Green Tambourine’, 1967

The Lemon Pipers did not write much of their material, and are alleged never to have liked ‘Green Tambourine’. Recorded as a contractual obligation to Buddah, it was a UK bubblegum pop No. 1. The Lemon Pipers always wanted to explore a more psychedelic direction, however, and by the time they were finally allowed to self-produce 1968’s Jungle Marmalade, they had lost all commercial appeal, and disbanded the following year.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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