THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD
506) The Millennium — “I Just Want to Be Your Friend”
Sunshine pop went supernova with the Millennium, a 60’s sunshine supergroup that created Begin, the greatest sunshine pop album ever recorded. One of the loveliest songs on the album, and B-side to the Band’s first single, is the melancholy “I Just Want to Be Your Friend.”
Begin cost more to make than any other album from ’68 other than The Beatles (the White Album)— and no one buys it (at least until era of CD reissues). As Richie Unterberger writes, it was “at once too unabashedly commercial for underground FM radio and too weird for the AM dial.” (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-millennium-mn0000814312) For more on the Millennium and Curt Boettcher, see #396.
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