Gershon Kingsley: Popcorn (1969)

April 2, 2007

What a find! The original “Popcorn.” For once, the YouTube notes give a fair amount of information.

Gershon Kingsley’s “Popcorn ” is one of the world’s most recognizable tunes–not bad going for a man who penned the track in two minutes! It was recorded in 1969 for Kingsley’s solo album “Music To Moog By” which saw Kingsley pioneering the use of Dr. Moog’s early synthesizer IIIC.

Hot Butter released a more up-tempo version of Popcorn in 1972 . This became an instant hit across the world, and has the distinct title ot being The Worlds First Commercially Successful “synthesizer” record, WOW !
Gershon Kingsley site.

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Here is an orchestral version of it if you just can’t get enough.

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Brad Wood April 2, 2007 at 5:17 am

How very odd—I don’t believe I’d ever heard it before. And I was there, even tending Moogs and Buchlas, and despite what they say about the ’60s I do remember most of what happened.

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