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CRUEL WAR



Sugar and Spice January 27, 1968

Debut performance of Sugar and Spice on CJAY-TV Ch 7 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Teen Dance Party, January 27, 1968
Photo credit:  Brian James


Sugar and Spice Original Members

Original lineup with Geoff Marrin (vocals and tambourine), Larry Mahler (bass), Kenn Richard (drums), Phil O'Connell (lead guitar), John MacInnes (rhythm guitar) and Kathleen, Maureen and Aileen Murphy (lead vocals).
Early 1968.

Sugar and
                              Spice

L-R Back Row:
Phil O'Connell, Kenn Richard, Geoff Marrin, Larry Mahler, Jon MacInnes
L-R Front Row:  Kathleen, Maureen and Aileen Murphy.


Sugar and Spice Poster

Original Sugar and Spice Poster - January 1968
Design: Pat Langdon   Art: Brian James
Image courtesy of Michael Gillespie
Press Clipping March 2, 1968
Cruel War
                              Newspaper Article February 15, 1969

Image courtesy of John Einarson


Cruel War (White Whale release)

Sugar 'n Spice - Third release - Side A
CRUEL WAR (Franklin 622 - 1969) (White Whale WW295 - 1969)
Written: Yarrow/Stookey *
Produced: Bob Burns
Arr & Cond: Bob McMullen
Recorded: Kay Bank Studios - Minneapolis - Dec 1968

* Note: The label incorrectly attributed the song to "Public Domain".

No previous release by Franklin Records had ever sold more than the original 1,000 copies ordered by Frank Wiener.  Frank didn't consider himself a "real" record company - he used the records to stimulate bookings!!
Cruel War (Franklin Records
                              release)
Cruel War sold 23,000 copies on the Franklin label, contributing to the largest domestic sales year experienced to date by London Records, the company who pressed the disk for Franklin.

The record was licensed to White Whale Records in the United States (the Turtles label) and promotion copies were distributed.  The prestigious Drake-format Top 40 radios stations had already scheduled the record for play nation-wide when White Whale was contacted by an angry Peter Yarrow who had not been properly listed on the label.  A threatened lawsuit caused White Whale to drop the record and it never went into rotation.  So near and yet so far!

  Michael Gillespie 2011


Sugar and Spice Timeline of Names
                              & Band Members

Beginning as The Griffins in 1966 and ending with Spice in 1973, the above graphic
is a timeline of the name changes and band members throughout the years.
Image courtesy of Michael Gillespie

Sugar
                              and Spice 1969

L-R Standing:  Steve Banman, Chuck Gorling, Geoff Marrin , John MacInnes
L-R Seated:  Phil O'Connell, Maureen Murphy, Aileen Murphy, Kathleen Murphy

DISCOGRAPHY

NOT TO RETURN (Original) / I DON'T NEED ANYTHING (Franklin 616 - 1968)

DAY BY DAY / IT'S GROWIN (Franklin 620 - 1968)

CRUEL WAR / NOT TO RETURN (Reprise) (Franklin 622 - 1969)

CRUEL WAR / LE GUERRE SE DECHAINE (Franklin 625 - 1969)

SOMETHING TO BELIEVE / WITHOUT YOU BABE (Franklin 627 - 1969)

WHISPER GIRL SHINING / JUDITH AND THE WINDSWEPT (Franklin 633 - 1969)

ANGELINE / IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (Franklin 642 - 1970)

SWEET TALKIN WOMAN / STRAWBERRY WINE (Franklin 646 - 1972)

JUST A LITTLE LOVE / ANGELINE (Franklin 647 - 1972)


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