Amusing to hear The Beatles’ considerable (though certainly understandable) footprint in the baroque pop stylings of closing track, “Without Really Trying,” from 1967‘s self-titled debut album by The Sunshine Company on Imperial, a subsidiary of Liberty:
Also amusing to consider that The Sunshine Company & Jimmy Bryant were label mates.
Speaking of those Liverpool lads, The Sunshine Company would later concoct a fresh arrangement of beloved Beatle B-side, “Rain,” for their third and final album on Imperial, 1968’s Happy Is.
Bill Graham: An Unlikely Champion of The Sunshine Company
Founding member Maury Manseau (in Richie Unterberger’s fab liner notes for The Best of The Sunshine Company) “recalls Bill Graham introducing the Sunshine Company at a San Francisco show at the Fillmore with the words: ‘I know that San Francisco audiences haven’t really warmed to this group. But I think it’s one of the few good things that ever came out of L.A.’ “