Rupert’s People — “Dream On My Mind”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — March 1, 2022

370) Rupert’s People — “Dream On My Mind”

“Dream On” — no, not that “Dream On”!!! — is the B-side of the People’s second of three singles (’67). Claudia A appropriately calls it “a great slice of rock-pop psychedelia” ( and 45rpy says it “may be the[ People’s] most definitive statement [with] a driving beat, killer guitar and some captivating melodies”. ( Unfortunately, “[d]espite considerable airplay on pirate radio . . . in the U.K. the[ People] failed to breakthrough[, though t]hey were very big in Germany”. (Vernon Joynson, Tapestry of Delights Revisited).

45rpy says that “[t]he history of Ruperts People . . . is so convoluted I won’t try to recount it here, but they were a real band to some extent, though their first single [the canonical “Reflections of Charlie Brown”] was actually an incognito Les Fleur De Lys . . . .” Well, I’m not gonna recount their history either, but in my mind “Dream On” is their crowning achievement. Power to the Rupert’s People!!!

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OK, check out the band’s video for the song, clowning around in the requisite Swinging London fashion:

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