The Association had just topped The American singles chart during the fall of 1966 with one of the memorable ballads of all time. “Cherish,” which spent three weeks in the number one position.
They followed it with “Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies.” Released November 26, 1966, it was one of the weakest singles of their career. It lacked a melody and was unmemorable. Worse, it was named after a Sunset Strip nightclub, Pandora’s Box. The fact that it reached number 35 on the singles charts is probably due to fans expecting another “Cherish.”
Another clunker would follow as their Valiant label went out of existence. But not to worry as better time and more hits lay ahead.