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Like To Get To Know You by Spanky & Our Gang

Album: Like To Get To Know YouReleased: 1968Charted:
  • This song was the follow-up to Spanky & Our Gang's hits "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" and "Lazy Day," and it scored quite well, peaking at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100. This was their last Top 30 hit, though they continued to score a number of minor hits until October 1968, when lead guitarist Malcolm Hale died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 27. Front woman Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane achieved some success as a solo artist, sometimes fronting for The Mamas & The Papas after the tragic death of the late Cass Elliot. (thanks, Mike - Santa Barbara, CA)
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Comments: 5

On March 24th 1968, Spanky & Our Gang performed "Like to Get to Know You" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
Three week later on April 14th, 1968 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #71; then seven weeks later on June 2nd, 1968 it would peak at #17 {for 1 week} and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
Between 1967 and 1969 the group had nine Top 100 records; with "Sunday Will Never Be the Same" being their biggest hit, it peaked at #9 {for 1 week} on June 18th, 1967...
Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane will celebrate her 73rd birthday in three months on June 19th {2015}.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
Magical... Simple and yet deep. Which singer was Hale?Omtatjuan - Northern California
@Camille-Nice poignant have the makings of a writer :-)Nolan - Duarte, Ca
First song that made me fall in love with a mystery girl in High School. She became my wife but it only lasted 5yrs. This song still pulls on my heart when i hear it.Jonathan - Newark, Ny
This is one of the most sublime,subtle,sexy as well as romantic songs I've ever heard. I remember riding in the back seat of my parents' car as a child listening to Spanky McFarlane's voice and feeling calm & transported to a wonderful place. And even tho I was so young, after hearing this song, somehow I was never the same again; but in a good way.Camille - Toronto, Oh