A songwriting assignment from Dean Torrence led to a rich musical career for Los Angeles pop genius Gary Zekley. Zekley originally penned the song "Yellow Balloon" for Jan and Dean, but also recorded the tune himself. When Zekley's version went Top 30 in April of 1967, he assembled the Yellow Balloon with the likes of lead'singer Alex Valdez and drummer/vocalist Don Grady, already a TV superstar on My Three Sons. Sundazed's Yellow Balloon disc contains 20 tracks, including the complete stereo album, vintage single'sides, a Zekley demo, ultra-rare Don Grady singles, a 20 page booklet stuffed with striking color photos, and a penetrating on-disc interview with the late Gary Zekley!
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    A songwriting assignment from Dean Torrence led to a rich musical career for Los Angeles pop- genius Gary Zekley. Zekley - a man whose body of work stands up to any of the precocious Brill Building bunch from five years earlier - originally penned the song "Yellow Balloon" for Jan and Dean, but also recorded the tune himself. When Zekley's version went Top Thirty in April of 1967, he assembled a band, called the Yellow Balloon (natch), with the likes of lead singer Alex Valdez and...