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The Archies

The Archies
The late 1960’s and early 70’s gave us the height of the Bubblegum music genre, a perfect counter to the Woodstock generation. We will argue
that the Archies were the ultimate Bubblegum group, but what does that mean for this Hall of Fame?

Here are the facts. Based on the popular Archie comic books, music producer Don Kirshner assembled a group of studio musicians to play music for the “Archie Show”, a cartoon for CBS. The show only generated 17 episodes, but the lasting feature was not the animation but the music.

The main musician was Ron Dante, who provided the main vocals and we wager that half of the people reading this has his voice in their head, with the tune of “Sugar Sugar”. That song was the biggest hit of 1969 and though it may be a little cheesy, is one of the most enduring songs in history. Now we ask you, should our Hall of Fame make a stop in Riverdale?

The Bullet Points:
TV Shows Appeared:
The Archie Show (1968-69)

Ron Dante (Actual Singer)
Toni Wine (Female Singer)

The Fictional Band:
Archie Andrews (Lead Singer and Guitar)
Reggie Mantle (Bass Guitar)
Veronica Lodge (Keyboard)
Betty Cooper (Tambourine)
Jughead Jones (Drums)

Songs you might remember:
Sugar Sugar
Jingle Jangle

Why you should vote for them:
Seriously, they had a song that defined a genre.

Why you should not vote for them:
The genre they defined is commonly ridiculed.





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