Gettin’ Together/Real Girl 45 by Tommy James and The Shondells

gettin' together

It is hard to believe that it has been almost 50 years since Tommy James and The Shondells had their series of hit singles during the mid-1960s. “Gettin’ Together” is a many times forgotten release. Released during the late summer of 1967, it reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Their sound was beginning to change from the simple pop of “Hanky Panky” and “Say I Am.” 1967 would also produce such hits as “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Mirage” setting the stage for 1968s and 1969s “Crimson & Clover,” “Mony Mony,” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion.”

Their career would begin to wind down as the decade ended. They were one of those bands who made the bad decision of turning down an invitation to play at Woodstock.


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