The best and brightest bubblegum musicians of the last 40 years are being honored with Bubblegum Achievement Awards or Gummies for short.
This year, the Gummies take place in Los Angeles on Oct. 7 and will honor Steve Barri of the Grass Roots who also lent a hand to the careers of Ron Dante, the lead singer of the Archies and Joey Levine, who sang hits like Yummy Yummy Yummy for the Ohio Express.
Gummies organizer Kim Cooper feels bubblegum hits like Sugar Sugar and I Think Were Alone Now are as classic as any classic rock tunes, but unfortunately you have to be secure in your musical taste to appreciate them.
She hopes the Gummies change things because, in her words, The people who recorded these songs know they did good stuff and it hurt their feelings they were being sneered at.
Besides being surrounded by appreciative fans, each Gummie winner receives a trophy of a winged woman holding a shellacked bubble gum ball.
(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2005 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.