Hit Songs of 1968 – #12

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap are having success with “Young Girl” in April 1968. That song was written by their producer Jerry Fuller. The song is about a guy that finds out that the girl he is in love with is below the age of consent. He asks her to leave before they end up going too far.

Gary Puckett had been playing with bands since High School. The Union Gap was formed in 1967 and had a #3 hit with “Woman, Woman” that year. “Young Girl” made it up to #1 on the Cash Box record chart for the week of April 7 – 13, 1968. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart the song only got up to #3. The group will be back on this blog later this year with their next hit “Lady Willpower.” Then in 1969 they had a hit with “This Girl is a Woman Now.” It would be their last hit. The group split up in 1971.

Gary Puckett is more active now than he was in the 60s. He is playing many dates this summer as part of the “Happy Together” Tour with other groups from the 60s. Plus he has other dates on his own. Go to his website to see the tour dates. It also has everything including a store to buy CDs, autographed pictures and T-shirts.

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