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A Ménage à Trois and LSD

On this day in 1967, the Young Rascals' "Groovin'" began a 4-week run at #1 on the US singles chart. It is regarded as one of the American rock band's signature songs.

Felix Cavaliere, Rascals' lead singer and co-writer of "Groovin'", had developed an interest in Afro-Cuban music and this is reflected in the song, with its "slow, relaxed groove" and Latin-influenced instrumentation.

The song was inspired by Cavaliere's then-girlfriend, of whom the singer said, "I believe she was divinely sent for the purpose of inspiring my creativity".

Btw, Cavaliere is the Jesus-looking dude in the video posted below.

The lyric, "life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly", was often misheard as "life would be ecstasy, you and me [i]and Leslie[/i]", which sounds a bit kinky when you think about it.

But as we're talking about the '60s here, I'm wondering if some drug-addled listeners might have thought the line was "life would be ecstasy, you and me [i]on LSD[/i]".


[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vRkWylzzCE]
[b]"Groovin'" -- The Young Rascals [/b]
Trippy · F
A very cool... I love his voice and that song. Never knew that however. He had some deep feelings for her...or both it sounds. ❤️
Trippy · F
[@121363,Rutterman] Indeed. 🙂 Thanks for the head start.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@1189287,Trippy] You're welcome. Thanks for commenting on my post. 😎
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[@121363,Rutterman] ❤️
ChampagneOnIce · 46-50, F
[quote] I believe she was divinely sent for the purpose of inspiring my creativity.[/quote]
That's beautiful! I've had a muse a few times, and they totally inspired my creativity. I miss it!

Good song. I hadn't heard it in a while. Thanks for all the throwbacks. :)
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@327203,ChampagneOnIce] I guess it's a fairly common thing for creative artists. Really nice that you've found inspiration this way.

You're very welcome. 😎 🎶
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
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[@121363,Rutterman] Nice
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A few months before my birth in October... dating self. 😳
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@2144,Justmerae] That's okay. I'm a fan of people from that year. 🥂
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[@121363,Rutterman] Good to know :)
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@2144,Justmerae] 😎 ✌️
It really sounds like Leslie....🤭😅
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@372543,Vivaci] It does, doesn't it? Even though I know what he's actually saying/singing, it still sounds like "Leslie" to me. 😅
You caught him in the act methinks....🤣 He’s a young rascal after all! 😈😆 [@121363,Rutterman]
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Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@478085,cd4259] Thanks. *hopes you're not being sarcastic* 😄
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
I know it's a "classic" but even when it was new I thought the use of "groovin'" was lame, too "groovey", and the song generally bland. At 17, I thought of this as teenybopper music aimed at adolescent girls. Oh well.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@4662,ChipmunkErnie] That's okay. Not every song or every performer is for everyone. There's a well-known and much-admired contemporary singer I think is way overrated. People always give her high praise despite her being very inconsistent in her performances. I don't get it, but to each their own.

 
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