Originally signed to A&M Records as the Grads in February 1966.

It was producer Tommy LiPuma's idea to record "Guantanamera" because he knew the group could sing in Spanish. LiPuma did the recitation that appears in the song. It was recorded on June 8, 1966. The musicians who appeared on the track were Tommy Tedesco (guitar), Hal Blaine (drums), Gary Coleman (percussion), Joseph Gibbons (guitar), Mike Melvoin (piano), Lyle Ritz (bass), Dennis Budimir (guitar) and Max Bennett (bass). The song peaked at #3 on Billboard's Easy Listening Chart on September 17, 1966.

"Louie, Louie" entered Billboard's Easy Listening chart on October 30, 1966. It peaked at #26 on November 26, 1966.

The Apollo 12 crew took a tape of The Sandpipers "The Wonder of You" to the moon.

"Come Saturday Morning" sold more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. by June 1970.

The Greatest Hits album of 1970 were the most requested songs from radio play and concerts.

Pamela Ramcier was the uncredited female vocalist on the Sandpipers recordings.

  1. A&M 'Greatest Hits' LPs Due The Month. Record World, February 24, 1970.
  2. Tommy LiPuma 35th Anniversary. Michael Bourne. Billboard, September 16, 1995.
Recording Years / Label
1966-1972 -  A&M Records
Name Member Years Instruments
Jim Brady vocals
Michael Piano vocals
Richard Shoff vocals
Name Birth Death
Jim Brady 1944-08-24
Michael Piano 1944-10-26
Richard Shoff 1944-04-30
Name See associated acts
Jim Brady Grads
Michael Piano Grads
Richard Shoff Grads

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