The name "Grass Roots" (originally spelled as one word "Grassroots") originated in mid-1965 as the name of a band project by the Los Angeles songwriter and producer duo of . Sloan and Steve Barri. Sloan and Barri had written several songs in an attempt by their record company, Dunhill Records (owned by Lou Adler), to cash in on the budding folk rock movement Still looking for a group to record their material and promote it with live dates, in 1966 Sloan and Barri offered Wisconsin-based band The Robbs (for whom they produced some early material) a chance to assume the identity of the Grass Roots, but the group declined. The years of success.
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The Grass Roots is an American rock band that charted between 1966 and 1975. It was originally the creation of Lou Adler and songwriting duo P. F. In their career, The Grass Roots achieved two gold albums, one gold single and charted singles a total of 21 times. Among their charting singles, they achieved Top 10 three times, Top 20 three times and Top 40 eight times. They have sold over twenty million records worldwide. Until his death in 2011, early member Rob Grill and a newer lineup of The Grass Roots continued to play many live performances each year.
ere Oh, you were so young, and you were so wild I knew you were nobody's innocent child That first day I saw you, you really got to me I thought I could change you, what good did it do me Oh, things got rough and you wouldn't wait Now you're tripping back But babe, it's ere. Let's Live for Today lyrics.
LyricsWhere Were You When I Neede. he Grass Roots. Written by: S. BARRI. But no use explainin', I've already decided That livin' with you, It's worse than without you I won't spend a lifetime, a worryin' about you Oh things got rough, and you disappeared Now I'm back on my feet But look, look whose standin' there Where were you when I needed you Where were you when I wanted
They wrote Where Were You When I Needed You and, as the Grass Roots, recorded a demo. When the song had some success on the radio, they cast about for an existing band to become the Grass Roots. They enlisted a San Francisco group named the Bedouins, who recorded the first Grass Roots album, also titled Where Were You When I Needed You. In 1967, after the Bedouins decamped, Mr. Barri and Mr. Sloan recruited the 13th Floor, a Los Angeles band comprising Creed Bratton, Rick Coonce, Warren Entner and Kenny Fukomoto. Mr. Grill appeared on many of the band’s albums and also recorded a solo album, Uprooted, released in 1979. Robert Frank Grill was born in Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 1943.
Album · 1999 · 12 Songs. Where Were You When I Needed You (Live). 3. I'd Wait a Million Years (Live). More By The Grass Roots. See All. Let's Live for Today.
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- Producer – Sloan*, Barri*
- Written-By – P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri