Monday, September 22, 2008

Marcia Strassman: The Flower Children

Here's a little tidbit from the Summer Of Love by Marcia Strassman. Marcia was a fledgling singer in 1967 when she recorded this little ditty about the Love Generation. It was a hit on the West Coast but failed to chart nationally. It was produced by Jerry Goldstein of The Strangeloves ("I Want Candy," "Night Time), who later worked with The McCoys, Tim Buckley and formed the funk band War.

"The Flower Children" contains such deathless lines as:

The flower children are blooming everywhere
Walking up and down the street, headed for somewhere

The flip side is a Phil Spector-ish number, complete with maracas, called "Out Of The Picture.".

Strassman will be more familiar to Americans as Gabe Kotter's wife in "Welcome Back Kotter." She has also starred in "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" and many other films and TV shows.

As for her singing career, Marcia recorded two other singles, "The Groovy World Of Jack And Jill" and "Star Gazer b/w Self Analysis" before calling it quits.

The Flower Children
Out Of The Picture


Track links lead nowhere! Foo!

By Blogger litlgrey, at 8:05 PM  

OK, it's fixed now. Thanks for letting me know!

By Blogger MadCatJoey, at 9:08 PM  

Thanks very much!

By Blogger litlgrey, at 4:10 AM  

Cool stuff! Thanks for posting this!

By Blogger Delinquent, at 6:26 PM  

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