GRAPEFRUIT. London based British band of the late 1960s, brought together by Terry Doran of Apple Publishing. Their brand of music was a typical late 1960s blend of rock which they often fused with psychedelic effects including phasers / vocoders and / or classical arrangements. The band was named Grapefruit by John Lennon after a book written by his future wife Yoko Ono. The group's inaugural single "Dear Delilah",peaked at No21 in the UK singles chart in Spring 1968. For the follow-up single, Lennon and McCartney took the band into the studio in January 1968 to record the song "Lullaby". However, when RCA asked for it the recording was not turned over (as Lennon & McCartney were in India) and Grapefruit instead submitted the songs "Elevator" and "Yes" which became a two-A-sided single, but failed to chart. For a third single, the band submitted several other new songs and a cover of The Four Seasons "C'Mon Marianne" was remixed by Derek Lawrence and reached UK No35. Before the next single could be released, RCA dropped the band and the new head of Apple Publishing (Mike O'Connor) released the group from its Apple contracts.
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