Happenings

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Happenings - Psycle Psycle
Pop New - LP BTPS 1003 B.T. Puppy
Factory Sealed 1967 Stereo Original. “The Tokens' Distinctive Style On Their Own Hits From The Early '60s As Well As The Time Of This Recording Five Years On Paved The Way For The Happenings' Rich And Exciting Vocal Sound. Their Rendition Of The Gershwins' "I Got Rhythm" Is Stunning Pop Filled With Voices That Gloriously Battle The Instrumentation. They Take The Opening Track On With A Vengeance That Arguably Upstages Their First Hit, "See You In September." Recorded For The Tokens' B.T. Puppy Records Label, The Extensive Liner Notes By Hal Halverstadt Give Some History But Also Confuse. He States That The Album Is Called Psycle Because The Group Can Take "A 40-Year Old Standard Such As "Bye, Bye Blackbird"...Treated As An Up-To-Date Riot." Well, It Isn't Exactly An "Up-To-Date Riot," But The Arrangements And Harmonies Throughout The Album Are Impeccable. Frankie Lyman's "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" Is Another Winner, A Dynamic Take On The Pop Classic. Half Of The Happenings, Bob Miranda And Dave Libert, Pen Three Tunes, Including The Highly Suggestive Double Entendre "Down, Down, Down." Had Only Janis Joplin Thought Of It For A Follow-Up To "Down On Me." It's The Songs By The Four Tokens, However, Which Have More Drive, With "I Believe In Nothing" In The Same Style As "I Got Rhythm. The Dynamic Between The Protégés And The Producers Is Interesting. The Tokens Even Add A Bit Of "See You In September" To Their "When The Summer Is Through," And One Can Feel The Serious Nature Of This Project, Which Was Aimed At A Specific Audience, As Was The Much Lighter Candida Album For Dawn, Which This Same Crew Developed Three Years After This. The Top 15 "My Mammy," The 1920s Al Jolson Signature Tune, Leads Off Side Two. It Was The Last Of This Group's Four Hits, But Has That Appealing Sound That Should Have Made For More Chart Action.” – Joe Viglione, All Music Guide... more details
 
Happenings - Piece Of Mind Piece Of Mind
Pop New - LP JGS 8028 Jubilee
Sealed 1969 Heavy-Duty Die-Cut Gatefold Original. “The '60s Pop Outfit, The Happenings Enjoyed A Three-Year Run Of Several Hit Singles Late In The Decade. Formed In 1961 In Patterson, NJ, The Group Has Seen Their Lineup Change From Time To Time, But Founding Member/Lead Singer Bob Miranda Has Been A Constant Member Through It All. Soon After, The Happenings Began Scoring Hit Singles, Including Such Number Ones As "See You In September" And "I Got Rhythm," As Well As Other Moderate Hits ("Go Away Little Girl," "My Mammy," And "Girl On A Swing," Among Others). In Addition To Their Singles, The Happenings Issued Several Full-Length Recordings, Including 1966's Self-Titled Debut, 1967's Psycle, And 1969's Piece Of Mind, Performed On Such Popular TV Shows As The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, The Smothers Brothers Show, And The Merv Griffin Show, And Shared The Concert Stage Alongside Such Notables As The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Joan Rivers, John Denver, The Drifters, And The Kingston Trio, Among Others. In The '90s, Miranda Formed A New Version Of The Happenings, Playing Out Live Alongside Members Bob Kulik And George Rizzi.” Greg Prato, All Music Guide.... more details
 
Happenings - Happenings Happenings
Pop Used - LP BTP 101 B.T. Puppy
1963 Mono Original Featuring The Hit "Bye-Bye, Farewell....See You In September." Jacket Has VSRW, Small COH.... more details
 
Happenings - Golden Hits Golden Hits
Pop New - LP BTPS 1004 B.T. Puppy
Sealed 1968 Stereo Compilation. Light Wear On Upper Right Tip Of Jacket Where Shrink Has Torn.... more details
 
Happenings - Greatest Hits Greatest Hits
Psych New - LP JGS 8030 Jubilee
Sealed First Pressing Stereo. Pristine Copy.... more details
 

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