Underground Sunshine : Birthday
(**) : other details written by myself.
UNDERGROUND SUNSHINE is a rock quartet based in Montebello, WI - * Members : Berthy Khol (bs, vcls); Frank Khol (drs, vcls) [*]; Chris Connors (gtrs, vcls); Jane Little (keyboards, vcls). Berthy Koelb, Frank Koelb (**)
First issued in America on Fontana 262.600, July 1969 - **
Second issue on Intrepid 45rpm7" 75002, 07/1969. Birthday enters the Billboard charts at Pop #105 for the week ending July 12, 1969, makes #100 the next week, then jumped to #76 and finally #56 by the beginning of August, then ending September 6, when the record tops out at Pop #26. It hits the Cash Box chart at # 24. (*/**). The Intrepid label was a short-lived subsidiary of Mercury Records (*).
This 45rpm7" single is also featured on the album/LP/LP Record Let There Be Light (INTREPID IT-74003 including also a.o. Don't Let Me Down (**). http://youtu.be/6AvWJcr2szo
Other references dating to July and August 1969 (all issued on Fontana) : BEL : POLYGRAM BELGIUM/fontana TF 272600 / NL 272 600 TF / NZ TF 272600 / SP 272600 TF / NOR 272600 TF / FR 262 600 MF. AUS Tf-14 / OZ TF-014 / UK TF-1049 [08/69]. As for the Canadian single STARDUST Urc1212/UND1212 : probably released the same month. A-side : Sue Thompson (If the boy only knew, 1962) / B-side : Birthday by Underground Sunshine. Produced and arranged by Underground Sunshine. (**)
Original US TOP 50 ! Except that it was at the beginning of August. So, in my opininon, it couldn't have been released in January as seen on a French web site. Elle est vraiment bien bonne cette info : le disque serait (est ?) sorti le 1er janvier 1969 = 1969/01/01 ! - On public holiday !!! Un jour férié !!!