The Peppermint Rainbow


The [b]Peppermint Rainbow[/b] were an American sunshine pop group from Baltimore, Maryland. They formed in 1967 under the name [i]New York Times[/i], and played local gigs in the mid-Atlantic states before changing their name to the [b]Peppermint Rainbow[/b] in 1968. They were signed to Decca Records at the behest of [a428943], who saw them play and sang with them on-stage when they performed a medley of [a=Mamas & The Papas] tunes.

Under Decca the group was produced by [a=Paul Leka]; their first single was "Walking in Different Circles" b/w "Pink Lemonade", but it did not chart. Their second single, "Will You Be Staying After Sunday", hit the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #32 in 1969. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

Their third release, "Don't Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael", hit #54 the same year.
Their LP, Will You Be Staying After Sunday, barely missed the Top 100 of the album charts, peaking at #106, and in 1970 the band split up.

Members

* Bonnie Lamdin - vocals
* Pat Lamdin - vocals
* Doug Lewis - guitar
* Anton Corey - percussion
* Skip Harris (deceased) - bass