Welcome to KANDY, COATED MUSIC featuring those double bubble hits that cracked theTop-40 Charts. Several of the singers pictured below reached, “The Tippty Top of the Old Pop Crop”. Today, this music is gone from the charts but still in our hearts.

One of my favor-right Bubble Gum memories is of Budha Records promotional guru, “Buck” Reingold dropping by my station promoting Melanie (LAY DOWN – Candles in the Rain) and The Jaggerz’s (THE RAPPER). “Buck” often popped in to WORC Radio hyping the late Len Talbot and regularly visited Mike Ivers (WEIM, WBT, WMJI) with his new vinyl 45’s of Pure, Pop music.

The Music Explosion, The 1910 Fruit Gum Company, The Poppy Family, White Plains, Crazy Elephant and the Lemon Pipers all ruled the airwaves during the late 60’s and early 70’s.

Neil Sedaka (Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet 16)

Neil Sedaka 

(Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet 16)

Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon (Palisades Park, Abigail Beecher, Where The Action Is, Tallahassee Lassie)

Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon

(Palisades Park, Abigail Beecher, Where The Action Is, Tallahassee Lassie)

David Cassidy (I Think I Love You, Partridge Family)

David Cassidy

(I Think I Love You, Partridge Family)

Go-Go's Belinda Carlisle (Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Mad About You)

Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle

(Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Mad About You)

Spinners (Then Came You, Rubberband Man, I’ll Be Around, Working My Way Back You, It’s A Shame)

Spinners

(Then Came You, Rubberband Man, I’ll Be  Around, Working My Way Back You, It’s A Shame)

Rick Springfield (General Hospital, Jessie’s Girl, Speak To The Sky)

Rick Springfield 

(General Hospital, Jessie’s Girl, Speak To The Sky)

Tiffany (I Think We’re Alone Now, I Saw You Standing There)

Tiffany

(I Think We’re Alone Now, I Saw You Standing There)

Sheena Easton (QVC, For Your Eyes Only, Morning Train 9-5, Modern Girl) with Mark Parenteau

Sheena Easton

(QVC, For Your Eyes Only, Morning Train 9-5, Modern Girl) with Mark Parenteau

Click on PLAY AUDIO and hear Paula Cole’s Kandy, Coated, Coffee Song.


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