Crimson And Clover was certainly the most important album of Tommy James and the Shondells' career. For so many reasons, it was their pivotal creative moment. Written, produced and performed solely by Tommy and the group.
The title track "Crimson and Clover", sold over 5.5 million copies in just eight weeks and was their biggest selling single. The album also contained three other million selling hits, "Do Somethin' To Me", the ethereal "Crystal Blue Persuasion" and "Sugar On Sunday" recorded by the group "The Clique", the first of many artists, over the years, who would score hits with covers of Tommy's songs.
Interestingly, during the presidential campaign of 1968, Tommy and the band toured the country with Vice-President Hubert H. Humphery, who graciously expressed his appreciation by writing the liner notes for the album.
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