The Buckinghams had five charting hits, and they all occurred in 1967, prompting Billboard
magazine to declare them "the most-listened-to band of the year." So why did they fall off the map? In our interview with Tommy James
, he explained that 1968 marked the emergence of album-oriented bands, with singles acts dying off. Said James: "When we left in August (1968, for the Democratic National Convention), all the big acts were singles acts. It was the Association, it was Gary Puckett, it was the Buckinghams, the Rascals, us. But the point was that it was almost all singles. In 90 days, when we got back, it was all albums. It was Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Joe Cocker, Neil Young. And there was this mass extinction of all of these other acts. It was just incredible. Most people don't realize that that was sort of the dividing line where so many of these acts never had hit records again."