Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 comes from 1910 Fruitgum Co.
On August 10th, 1968, "1,2,3 Red Light" entered Billboard's Top 40 and found its way to #5, spending eleven weeks in the chart and was certified a Gold Record.
1910 Fruitgum Co. was a bubblegum group from New Jersey featuring Joey Levine, Mark Gutkowski, Floyd Marcus, Pat Karwan, Steve Markowitz and Frank Jeckell. Producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz used a revolving-door studio-based membership centered around lead singer Levine, who also fronted Ohio Express, Crazy Elephant and Reunion.
1910 Fruitgum Co. placed five songs in the Top 40 between 1968 and 1969.