The Grass Roots
An American Rock Band: The Grass Roots
The Grass Roots, formed specifically to record the songs of legendary songwriter P.F. Sloan, began in 1966 as a bunch of faceless, veteran session musicians playing soulful pop, but they were no mere bubblegum band—they developed a mix of blue-eyed soul, 70’s pop, folk and big, brassy rock that would one day morph into the power-pop phenomenon making songs that are familiar to you even if you don't know the band. "Let's Live for Today", "Sooner or Later", "Temptation Eyes" and "Midnight Confessions" remain the most likely candidates for Grass Roots songs you might have heard on radio, movies, or TV such as "American Horror Story," "The West Wing" and on the radio in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. Their “Claims to Fame” were that they were an important development in the formation of "power pop" and somewhat unusual for their time, they employed three lead vocalists. Their 1967 smash "Let's Live for Today" is one of the defining statements of the "Summer of Love."