The LEAVES – Lemmon Princess

The LEAVES – \’Lemmon Princess \’/\’ Twilight Sanctuary\’ (Capitol 5799) 1967

This was the final 45 by The Leaves and sadly ignored by the record buying public back in \’67. The band were more or less disintegrating in the studio while recording these songs and others for their album on Capitol Records titled \’All The Good That\’s Happening\’.
I wonder if they would have hung around together if this 45 was a hit?

\’Lemmon Princess\’ is a psychedelic pop song while the other side \’Twilight Sanctuary\’ is more in keeping with their earlier work but with a country rock feel. It reminds me of The Byrds.

Jim Pons would quit soon after the release and take up bass guitar with The Turtles then Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention.
Bobby Arlin would start a power trio called The Hook.

By the way the Producer for The Leaves during their short stay with Capitol Records was Nick Venet. He also produced records for The Beach Boys, Stone Poneys and Mad River.

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  1. On You Tube there is a clip of Flo& Eddie aka the Turtles playing in Florida in 2010 and they plucked Jim Pons out of the audience to play with them. Jim retired from music in 1974.

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