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60's group, The Rose Garden

GUEST,Lin 20 Sep 17 - 12:34 AM
GUEST,Phil d'Conch 20 Sep 17 - 01:14 AM
GUEST,Lin 21 Sep 17 - 12:26 AM
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Subject: 60's group, The Rose Garden
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 20 Sep 17 - 12:34 AM

The 1960's group The Rose Garden had a big hit with their song,
"Next Plane to London" (big hit in USA anyway & a song that I really liked a lot.)
On their LP from 1968 self titled just called, The Rose Garden they covered a Dylan song, "She Belongs To Me" and two songs by The Byrds member Gene Clark called, "Till Today" and "Long Time."

I was curious if this group was considered folk/rock (at the time of this album) or more just a 60's pop group?
I know they weren't considered a folk group but just wondering what others familiar with this band considered what their music genre mostly fell under? I know sometimes it is hard to categorize some band's music - but just generally speaking would like to hear from others who knew and familiar with the group, The Rose Garden.
What became of this band after their big hit song?


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Subject: RE: 60's group, The Rose Garden
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 20 Sep 17 - 01:14 AM

Wouldn't worry too much about labels. They're always changing anywho. As for where they've landed...

"These days the four original group members remain in touch and have been talking about a Rose Garden reunion. Noreen, who toured extensively as a steel guitarist with Highway 101 in the 1980s, works as a computer tech for his wife's Nashville real estate business, and as a session guitarist on the side. Groshong owns a construction company in the San Fernando Valley, Fleming is a retired Los Angeles police officer living in Orange County, and Bowdin is a buyer with the Dallas, Texas, transit system. De Rose briefly replaced lead vocalist Gayle McCormick in A Group Called Smith (known for their 1969 hit, "Baby, It's You"), but eventually left music altogether because life on the road had become too "stressful and draining." She earned a degree in computer programing and worked as a graphic artist for Hughes Aircraft in the 1970s. She later married a doctor from San Antonio, Texas, where she lives today. Kenny Gist moved to Nashville in 1969, wrote a slew of songs (including Charlie Rich's 1973 No. 1 country smash, "Behind Closed Doors") and successfully revived his Kenny O'Dell persona for the country charts. Pat Vegas and his brother Lolly founded Redbone, a 1970s rock band best known for their Top 5 hit, "Come and Get Your Love." Gene Clark died in 1991. Greene & Stone returned to New York City and eventually abandoned the music business."

Rose Garden at Electric Earl

The Rose Garden Discography at Discogs


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Subject: RE: 60's group, The Rose Garden
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 21 Sep 17 - 12:26 AM

Thanks Phil for all the detailed information you wrote about the 60's group, The Rose Garden. Very informative about the whereabouts of this band! I haven't been able to get their big hit, "Next Plane to London" out of my head. Just loved that song!!! Could also be that as a teenager I was flying to London one year for a great vacation during the summer when I was still in high school.
Travel was 100% different in those days. I even got to go up to the cabin during flight to meet the pilots. Talked to them for a short time and one of the flight attendants (well, called stewardess and stewards back then) had taken me up there just so I could meet them and saw the inside of cockpit and everything. Bitter sweet memory as a passenger would never be allowed inside the cockpit to just meet and chat with pilots and flight engineer during the flight. World was so different back then and you got great meals on flights to London even in coach where I was.


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