Cherry Smash

Cherry SmashFrom: Gosport, Hampshire, England

Cherry Smash are best known for “Sing Songs Of Love,” written by Mike Hugg and Mick Gill. Hugg is brother of Bryan Sebastian, one of the members of the band. Cherry Smash consisted of Gill, Sebastian, John Curtis, Graham Hunt, and Mark Tuddenham. “Sing Songs Of Love” received a larger audience thanks to its inclusion on Manfred Mann’s Up The Junction soundtrack. The song was later included on Track’s Backtrack, 2 compilation.

Gill then left the band and was not replaced. In 1968, the band followed up with “Goodtime Sunshine,” another Hugg composition. Cherry Smash’s last release was 1969’s “Fade Away Maureen,” also written by Hugg. “Fade Away Maureen” had potential to become a commercial hit with a memorable guitar riff. The B-side was “Green Plant,” a song about an office plant.

Artist information sources include: The Tapestry of Delights by Vernon Joynson

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From the 1967 single “Sing Songs Of Love”
Sing Songs Of Love

  • Sing Songs Of Love

From the 1969 single “Fade Away Maureen”
Fade Away Maureen

  • Fade Away Maureen
  • Green Plant