Chart Position: 9

  • Written by Terry Cashman and Gene Pistilli
  • Lead vocals:Elaine ‘Spanky’ McFarland
  • Guitar: Hugh McCracken, Vinnie Bell, Al Gorgoni
  • Keyboards: Paul Griffin
  • Harpsichord: Artie Bell
  • Flute: Artie Kaplan
  • Backing vocals: Nigel Pickering, Kenny Hodges, John Seiter
  • Recorded in New York City NY and Los Angeles CA
  • Produced by Jerry Ross
  • This song was originally offered to Mamas & the Papas and then Left Banke; both groups turned it down
  • Spanky is a nickname for vocalist Elaine McFarland because of her resemblance to George ‘Spanky’ McFarland of the ‘Our Gang’ film comedies
  • Spanky and Our Gang is from Bloomington IL
  • This is Spanky and Our Gang’s biggest hit single
  • Nigel Pickering died in May 2011
  • Later recorded by O’Kaysions (1968)

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