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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Friendship - First Edition

Fountain Square Cincinnati (B. Darvell - D. Grimes - D. Rice)
Wherever You Are - Tribute To John Lennon (B. Darvell - D. Grimes)
The Friendship
First Edition
Bee Jay Studios - Orlando, Florida

From the back cover: "The Friendship" appears internationally and is home based in Tampa, Florida.

Curiously, there is a tune written about Fountain Square, which is located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. At first glance I thought this LP was a local lounge find (I live close to Cincinnati). But there is no connection to Cincinnati to be found in the notes on the back cover.

One of the band members who I believe autographed the back cover, Barry Darvell, appears to have been a teenage "heart throb"charting with a song titled "Fountain Of Love". He made a number of recordings for Atlantic. This record seems to be a rarity if you are collecting Darvell.  According to information found in the article I linked to above, Darvell retired from the entertainment business in 1982, moved to Gulf Shores, Alabama to pursue a career in real estate.

Other members in the group list a wide array of professional experiences to their credit.

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