22. THE PEPPERMINT TROLLEY COMPANY - Spinnin' Whirlin' 'Round

THE PEPPERMINT TROLLEY COMPANY - 'New York City'/'Spinnin' Whirlin' Round (Acta 45-835) 1969

There's several sites on the net devoting space to The Peppermint Trolley Company and by now everyone who is a regular visitor to my site should own the Now Sounds CD release 'Beautiful Sun' which compiles most of the Trolley sides plus rare and obscure 45s by their teenage garage outfits The Mark V, The C-Minors and The Intercoms.

By 1969 it was all over for the original members of The Peppermint Trolley Company. According to the CD liners, relations between the producer (Dan Dalton) and the band became strained and the Trolley decided to leave Dalton and reconvene as Bones.

That did not stop Dan Dalton recruiting Hollywood singer songwriter Bob Cheevers and session guitarist John Beland to continue under the guise of the Trolley and two further 45s on Acta were released in 1969.
The last record was 'New York City' backed with the super cool sunshine pop masterpiece 'Spinnin' Whirlin' 'Round' which was probably never heard at the time as it was lost on the B-side.

Sadly, this gem was not compiled on the Now Sounds CD at the request of the original Trolley members.


  1. This is the sort of lovely song that I could listen to all day and never grow tired of. John Beland is an interesting character, around the time he recorded this song, he was a member of Wheatstraw (With Paul Parrish) and released a great folk rock track, John's "Face Outside My Window" on Wand. Prior to this, he had an extensive solo career and he was later in the Flying Burrito Brothers.

  2. I thought about the Paul Parrish link as the latter is listed as co-producer on 'New York City'.


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