Groovy 60s rock/pop: #7 "Midnight Confessions" The Grass Roots (1968)

@JohnRoberts (62769)
Los Angeles, California
August 10, 2017 8:49am CST
The Grass Roots enjoyed several years as hitmakers. Some of you may remember “Temptation Eyes” (1970) and “Sooner or Later” (1971). Like the Monkees, the Grass Roots were a “made up” band. Producer Lou Adler and songwriters P.F. Sloan and Steve Berrie wanted a house band for Dunhill Records. They selected a group from the San Mateo battle of the bands in 1965 and put them to work backing the Mamas and the Papas and other Dunhill acts. They also played Hollywood clubs. The third lineup featured vocals and the Grass Roots broke through in 1967 with their first gold single “Let’s Live for Today.” From the album “Golden Grass,” “Midnight Confessions” was written by Lou Josk and originally recorded by the Evergreen Blues. Sung by Rob Grill, the song about a man’s love for an unobtainable married woman went gold reaching Billboard #5. The Grass Roots are still around albeit with new members.
The Greass Roots - Midnight Confessions
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
10 Aug 17
A worthy album
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@JohnRoberts (62769)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Aug 17
Of course you do!
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• United States
11 Aug 17
I sure do remember this one another one with a distinctive sound.
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@FourWalls (15137)
• United States
10 Aug 17
Good song. My favorite hit of theirs is "Two Divided By Love." It's the math lover in me.
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@1hopefulman (32385)
• Canada
10 Aug 17
So that is what “Midnight Confessions” is about? I heard it many times but never listened to what the song was about.
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• United States
10 Aug 17
Dancing to this..love it John..
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@velvet53 (17390)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Aug 17
This sure brings back some good memories. I haven't heard it in years.
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@teamfreak16 (41311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Aug 17
There's some Grassroots history that I did not know.
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@Corbin5 (115604)
• United States
10 Aug 17
Another great one!!! High school memory producer!
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