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THE HAPPENINGS
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The Happenings were a pop music group that originated in the 1960s. The group's major hits were "See You In September" (1966), which was originally recorded by the Tempos in 1959, and a cover version of the George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin song, "I Got Rhythm" (1967), updated for the group's sunshine pop musical style. In 1963 after meeting three other singers, Bob Miranda formed a group called The Four Graduates. They caught the attention of The Tokens - a hot production team at the time. In 1965 The Tokens and Jubilee Records formed another company called B.T. Puppy Records. They were looking for artists and The Four Graduates auditioned and were signed to a five year contract. At this time, the name "The Four Graduates" seemed dated and was subsequently changed to "The Happenings", with Bob Miranda as the lead singer. They appeared on all the major television shows including seven appearances on The Tonight Show. They toured the United States, most of Europe, as well as South America with huge success. The band performing mostly at colleges and universities until 1970 when Libert left the band to pursue other endeavors within the music industry. Libert went on to manage various bands, including George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Living Colour, Brian Auger, Vanilla Fudge, The Runaways, Mother's Finest, Alice Cooper and Evelyn "Champagne" King. The group had nine Billboard Hot 100 Singles hits from 1967 to 1968. "Hare Krishna," a cover version of a song from the musical Hair (1969), was the group's last Hot 100 hit. The band's original concept was as a cover band, and most of its commercial success came from cover versions of other songs. According to Miranda, the group's original formula was to "take a song that's already proven it could be a hit and put our spin on it". They later wrote some of their own songs. The band still exists and continues to perform with lead singer Miranda as the only remaining original member. Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, "See You In September" was listed in a memo containing 150 songs that radio conglomerate Clear Channel Communications suggested to be pulled from the airwaves - despite the fact that the song is about two lovers saying goodbye for the summer, and has nothing to do with terrorism (the suggestion to remove the song was apparently solely based on the mention of the month of September in the lyrics).

MEMBERS (& His Soul Band):

Bob Miranda Lead Vocals
David Libert Bass
Tom Giuliano Vocals First Tenor
Ralph DiVito replaced by Bernie LaPorta Vocals Baritone
Lenny Conforti Drums

BEST LINK:

The official The Happenings website



Answer Me My Love
I Need A Woman
Italy
Jubilee JGN - NP 07008
Value: 15

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Anyway
France
B.T. Puppy 605
Value: 10

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Anyway
Germany
London DL 20 874
Value: 5

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Anyway
Spain
B.T. Puppy / Sono Play SN - 20.176
Value: 10

EL Paso County Jail
Won't Anybody Listen
France
B.T. Puppy 607
Value: 15

Go Away Little Girl
Tea Time
Denmark
Jubilee 45-STU 42257
Value: 15

Go Away Little Girl
Tea Time
Germany
Vogue DV 14570
Value: 20

Go Away Little Girl
Tea Time
Holland
Fontana 269 807 TF
Value: 20

Go Away Little Girl
Tea Time
Norway
Fontana 269 807 TF
Value: 50

Go Away Little girl
See You In September
USA
Hip-Pocket Records HP 7
Value: 10

Go Away Little Girl / The Same Old Story
You're Coming On Strong Babe / Girls On The Go
France
Vogue INT 18100
Value: 35

I Got Rhythm
You're In A Bad Way
Denmark
London STU 799
Value: 20

I Got Rhythm
You're In A Bad Way
France
Barclay 60.825
Value: 20

I Got Rhythm
You're In A Bad Way
Germany
London DL 20 837
Value: 20

I Got Rhythm
You're In A Bad Way
Germany
London DL 20 837
Value: 35
PROMO

I Got Rhythm
You're In A Bad Way
Holland
Barclay 60.825
Value: 20

I Got Rhythm
You're In A Bad Way
Italy
B.T. Puppy BTP - NP 6400
Value: 15

I Got Rhythm
If You Love Me Really Love Me
Italy
CDB International CDB 1104
Value: 25

I Got Rhythm
You're In A Bad Way
Spain
B.T. Puppy / Sono Play SN - 20.038
Value: 10

I Got Rhythm / I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
My Mammy / Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Japan
London LS 134
Value: 50

I Got Rhythm / Impatient Girl
Quando Vedro / Lillies By Monet
France
B.T. Puppy 701
Value: 10

Lullaby In The Rain
I Wish You Could Know Me
Holland
Negram JG 540
Value: 10

Music Music Music
When I Lock My Door
France
B.T. Puppy 603
Value: 10

Music Music Music
When I Lock My Door
Germany
London DL 20 856
Value: 30

Music Music Music
When I Lock My Door
Italy
CGD N 9677
Value: 25

Music Music Music
When I Lock My Door
Japan
London TOP-1271
Value: 40

Music Music Music
When I Lock My Door
USA
B.T. Puppy 45-538
Value: 10

Music Music Music / Goodnight My Love
Impatient Girl / Lillies By Monet
Spain
B.T. Puppy / Sono Play SBP - 10.090
Value: 15

My Mammy
I Believe In Nothing
France
B.T. Puppy 601
Value: 10

My Mammy
I Believe In Nothing
Germany
London DL 20 839
Value: 20

My Mammy
I Believe In Nothing
Japan
London TOP-1202
Value: 40

My Mammy
I Believe In Nothing
Spain
B.T. Puppy / Sono Play SN - 20.044
Value: 10

My Mammy
I Believe In Nothing
USA
B.T. Puppy 45-530
Value: 10

Quando Vedro
Aria Di Settembre
Italy
CDB International CDB 1100
Value: 20

Randy
The Love Song Of Mommy And Dad
France
B.T. Puppy 604
Value: 10

Randy
The Love Song Of Mommy And Dad
Germany
London DL 20 862
Value: 20

Randy
The Love Song Of Mommy And Dad
Spain
B.T. Puppy / Sono Play SN - 20.122
Value: 10

Randy
The Love Song Of Mommy And Dad
USA
B.T. Puppy 45-540
Value: 10

See You In September
Tonight I Fell In Love
Brazil
Mocambo 1.202
Value: 15

See You In September
He Thinks He's A Hero
Denmark
Jubilee STU 42248
Value: 25

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