THE THOMAS GROUP - AUTUMN - Part 2


THE THOMAS GROUP - 'Autumn'/'Don't Start Me Talkin' 'Bout My Baby' (Dunhill 45-D-4030) May 1966

The second Thomas Group 45 was released a few months after their debut and sold well in some markets. Their profile was raised when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and performed 'Autumn'...Dear 'Old Ed' introduced them as having a 'groovy, smooth rock sound'....

Once again P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri wrote and produced both sides adding background vocals. The sound of 'Autumn' is uplifting pure pop and should have been a massive hit, especially with the Ed Sullivan Show exposure.

THE THOMAS GROUP - Autumn




'Autumn' went Top 10 in Kentucky

Comments

  1. Thanks for turning me on to The Thomas Group. Loved "Penny Arcade," which I had never heard. "Autumn" was done by The Vogues and Gary Lewis, P.F. Sloan/Steve Barri at their best.

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  2. I am really digging the Thomas Group, both "Autumn" and "I've Got No More To Say" were new for me. As ever Colin I am deeply in your debt!

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  3. Autumn is one of Sloan/Barri's most beautiful songs. Sloan's own demo of it, also beautiful, is available on the PF Sloan fan group at http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/pfsloan/.
    You have to register and look around a bit to find it. Trivia: the drummer in The Autumn Group is now a Hollywood lawyer who earned a shout out from Jeff Bridges when he accepted an oscar for Crazy Heart.

    Just discovered this site, really like it.

    AP

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  4. Really cool to see comments from Anonymous & Keith B. Thank you. Just for the record, the drummer in Thomas Group is the son of Danny Thomas, an ultra successful actor/producer in Hollywood, 1950s-1990s. Tony, the drummer, went on to produce numerous smash TV shows. The 'Hollywood' lawyer of the group: Robert Wallerstein. So thanks- Greg Gilford, Thomas Group.

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