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