BUCKINGHAMS Kind of a Drag orig 1967 *MONO* *SEALED*

Kind of a Drag
U.S.A. Records 107
The Buckinghams are an American rock band from Chicago , Illinois . They formed in 1966 and went on to become one of the top selling acts of 1967. The band dissolved in 1970 but reformed in 1980, and still tour as part of "oldies" shows in America.

In 1965, guitarist Carl Giammarese and bassist Nick Fortuna were invited to join a band called The Centuries. They, along with keyboardist Dennis Miccolis, later became members of another band, The Pulsations, whose members included drummer John Poulos and vocalists George LeGros and Dennis Tufano . By early 1966 LeGros was forced to leave after he was drafted. After winning a local battle of the bands competition, The Pulsations secured a job as the house band on WGN-TV 's variety show called All-Time Hits in 1966. The show's producers suggested they adopt a name reflective of the British invasion , which was popular at the time, and the band adopted the name The Buckinghams , which was suggested by a security guard at the station.

In early 1966 the band signed their first record contract with local label USA Records and recorded twelve songs that year. Several were released as singles, including " I'll Go Crazy ",
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