Meet The Archies

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Archie: lead vocals / lead guitar
Archie: lead vocals / lead guitar
Reggie: bass guitar / backing vocals
Reggie: bass guitar / backing vocals

Now you might think this one off topic, not so, as it was one of my favourite animated TV programs from when I was a kid, it always brings a smile to my face ๐Ÿ™‚ watching and remembering, it depicts how simple Television was back in the day, no computers or video games, just the basic technologies, not only was it entertaining but also educational for youth, such as this one episode “Archie’s Weird Mysteries – Twisted Youth”
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A situation presents itself where as the adults drink magic water that make them young (Youth) again and the Archie gang have to grow up fast and be the responsible adults, and also serves as a break from the norm, I hope it least puts a smile on your face. The Archies are a fictional garage band founded by Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle, and Jughead Jones, a group of adolescent characters of the Archie universe, in the context of the animated TV series, The Archie Show.

The group is also known for their real world success, through a virtual band. The fictional band’s music was recorded by session musicians featuring Ron Dante on vocals and released as a series of singles and albums. The Archie Show is a Saturday morning cartoon animated series produced by Filmation. ArchiecomicslogoBased on the Archie comic books, created by Bob Montana in 1941, The Archie Show debuted on CBS in September 1968 and lasted for one season. A total of 17 half-hour shows, each containing two 11 minute segments, were aired. Archie cartoons continued to be aired in various forms until 1978. Their most successful song “Sugar, Sugar”, became one of the biggest hits of the bubblegum pop genre that flourished from 1968 to 1972.

“Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies was produced by Jeff Barry, and the song was originally released on the album Everything’s Archie. The album is the product of a group of studio musicians managed by Don Kirshner. Ron Dante’s lead vocals were accompanied by those of Toni Wine (who sang the line “I’m gonna make your life so sweet”), and Andy Kim. Together they provided the voices of the Archies using multitracking. Music from the show was not only released on LP, but also sometimes on the backs of cereal boxes. (Note: There are also many songs which were released only as part of broadcasts of their numerous TV seriesโ€”not on singles or albums, some of those songs are: Sunshine, “Honey”, and Jingle Jangle I will leave you with the original Band “The Archies” cheers …Lotsa Luv ๐Ÿ™‚

Article by Terry.K – Last updated Aug 2017

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