Phil O'Connell, Kenn Richard, Geoff Marrin, Larry Mahler, Jon MacInnes, Kathleen, Maureen and Aileen Murphy.
COURTESY MICHAEL GILLESPIE
Back row: Steve Banman, Chuck Gorling, Geoff Marrin, John MacInnes. Front row: Phil O'Connell, Maureen, Aileen and Kathleen Murphy. Sugar & Spice.
Original lineup with Geoff Marrin on vocals (and tambourine), Larry Mahler on bass, Kenny Richard on drums, Phil O'Connell on lead guitar, John MacInnes on rhythm guitar and Kathleen, Maureen and Aileen Murphy on vocals. This would be early 1968.
Original Sugar 'n Spice poster
Design: Pat Langdon
Art: Brian James
courtesy MICHAEL GILLESPIE
Sugar 'n Spice - Third release - Side A
CRUEL WAR (Franklin 622 - 1969) (White Whale WW295 - 1969)
Written: Yarrow/Stookey *
Produced: Bob Burns
Arr & Cond: Bob McMullen
Recorded: Kay Bank Studios - Minneapolis - Dec 1968
* Note: The label incorrectly attributed the song to "Public Domain".
No previous release by Franklin Records had ever sold more than the original 1,000 copies ordered by Frank Wiener. Frank didn't consider himself a "real" record company - he used the records to stimulate bookings!!
Cruel War sold 23,000 copies on the Franklin label, contributing to the largest domestic sales year experienced to date by London Records, the company who pressed the disk for Franklin.
The record was licensed to White Whale Records in the United States (the Turtles label) and promotion copies were distributed. The prestigious Drake-format Top 40 radios stations had already scheduled the record for play nation-wide when White Whale was contacted by an angry Peter Yarrow who had not been properly listed on the label. A threatened lawsuit caused White Whale to drop the record and it never went into rotation. @#$%
So near and yet so far!
from the EINARSON collection
NOT TO RETURN (Original) / I DON'T NEED ANYTHING (Franklin 616 - 1968)
DAY BY DAY / IT'S GROWIN (Franklin 620 - 1968)
CRUEL WAR / NOT TO RETURN (Reprise) (Franklin 622 - 1969)
CRUEL WAR / LE GUERRE SE DECHAINE (Franklin 625 - 1969)
SOMETHING TO BELIEVE / WITHOUT YOU BABE (Franklin 627 - 1969)
WHISPER GIRL SHINING / JUDITH AND THE WINDSWEPT (Franklin 633 - 1969)
ANGELINE / IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (Franklin 642 - 1970)
SWEET TALKIN WOMAN / STRAWBERRY WINE (Franklin 646 - 1972)
JUST A LITTLE LOVE / ANGELINE (Franklin 647 - 1972)