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The Box Tops

The Box Tops
Formed: 1966 in Memphis, TN
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Disbanded: Feb, 1970
Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B
Group Members: Alex Chilton, Bill Cunningham, Rick Allen, Thomas Boggs, Tom Boggs, Harold Cloud, Danny Smythe, Gary Talley, Dave Waterbury
Biography: During their brief lifespan, the Box Tops earned a reputation as one of the best blue-eyed soul groups of the '60s, even if their recorded legacy wasn't as large or consistent as, say, the Righteous Brothers or the Rascals. Today they're remembered not only for their smashes "The Letter" and "Cry Like ...Read full biography
Cry Like a Baby
Released: 1968
Label: Sundazed
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Searching for a hit to follow up the widely successful "The Letter," and at the end of their creative rope, in a burst of inspiration, songwriters Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham came up with the title track ...Read full review
The Letter/Neon Rainbow
Released: 1967
Label: Sundazed
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It has since been revealed that most of the music on the Box Tops' records -- with the exception of (ironically) "The Letter" -- was done by session men. Even as early as the first album, this method cut ...Read full review