Psychedelic Lunch

Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series,where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore music from the 60’s to today. Weekdays At Noon EST. Enjoy the trip!

Temptation Eyes By the GrassRoots, Album: More Golden Grass (1970)

Written by Dan Walsh and Harvey Price, this is the favorite of all the songs that they have written. In addition, lead singer Rob Grill describes it as his “all-time favorite Grass Roots song.” It’s about a temptress who drives the singer wild, even though he can’t have her for himself.

On December 20th 1970, “Temptation Eyes” by the Grass Roots entered Billboard’s Hot Top 100 chart at position #68; and fourteen weeks later on March 28th, 1971 it peaked at #15 {for 1 week} and spent 18 weeks on the Top 100…
Between 1966 and 1976 the Los Angeles-based quartet had twenty-one Top 100 records; three made the Top 10, “Let’s Live for Today” {#8 in 1967}, “Midnight Confessions” {#5 in 1968}, “Sooner or Later” {#9 in 1971}…
Bassist and lead singer “Rob” Grill passed away on July 11th, 2011 at the age of 67…
May he R.I.P.

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