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The Archies: Greatest Hits

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  • The Archies: Greatest Hits
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  • The Archies: Greatest Hits
  • The Archies: Greatest Hits
  • The Archies: Greatest Hits

The Archies: Greatest Hits

Everyone's heard the hit song "Sugar Sugar" and children of the 1970s remember The Archies band from Saturday morning cartoons, but did you know the band actually started in comic books? Inspired by the runaway success of guitar-and-vocal groups like the Beatles, Byrds and Beach Boys, The Archies made their debut in a 1967 issue of "Life with Archie." But that was only the beginning. Looking for a group to follow-up his mega-successful singing group and TV comedy sensations The Monkees, music producer Don Kirschner found the answer when he spotted The Archies in his child's comic book. It wasn't long before a group of studio musicians became The Archies "for real," and began recording music that would become bubblegum pop standards. Simultaneously, the first series of Saturday morning Archie cartoons was developed and it was decided to have The Archies band in the animation as well. THE ARCHIE SHOW premiered on the CBS network on September 14, 1968. An ARCHIES album followed shortly thereafter and the hit single, "Sugar Sugar," became the top-selling single of 1969. The rest, as they say, is musical history! Now fans can relive that history with some of The Archies' most tuneful tales. Features painstaking restoration from original publishing elements, and a special foreword by Ron Dante, the famed singing voice of Archie and a successful singer-songwriter, musician and producer of such multi-platinum acts as Barry Manilow, Cher and Pat Benatar.

Credits

Written by

Various

Art by

Various

Genres

Comedy
Drama
Leading Ladies
Slice of Life

About Comic

Page Count

96 Pages

Print Release Date

December 10 2008

Digital Release Date

February 16 2011

Age Rating

All Ages

Copyright

2010 Archie Comic Publications, Inc.