The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1967 was “Incense and Peppermints,” by the Strawberry Alarm Clock. The song is credited to John S. Carter and Tim Gilbert, although it was based on an instrumental idea by band members Mark Weitz and Ed King.
The group was formed in 1966 by the joining together of two groups; Thee Sixpence and Waterfyrd Traene. Thee Sixpence had already been playing “Incense and Peppermints” before the joining of the two groups. There were group member changes soon after the song was released. Strawberry Alarm Clock released other songs that failed to chart and finally the group was disbanded in 1971. Then there were short lived reforming that happened in the 80s and early 2000s.
“Incense and Peppermints” was the top song on the Cash Box record chart for the week of Nov. 12 – 15 and on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of Nov. 19 – 25.