The Golden World Story
Flaming Embers

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The Flaming Embers can be traced back to 1965 when they recorded for the Fortune label on Third Street.

They were a white group desperately trying to emulate the black sound, and consisted of Joe Sladich (guitar), Bill Ellis (piano), Jim Bugnel (bass) and Jerry Plunk (drums).

Their debut for Ric-Tic came in July 1967 when they released "Let's have a love-in".

Another five discs followed but the persistence failed to pay off and nothing charted.

When Motown bought the Ric-Tic label in 1968, Flaming Embers were released from their contract.

The following year they joined Holland/Dozier/Holland's Hot Wax label as the Flaming Ember.

Three top 40 hits ensued before they broke up in 1973.



Notes by David Meikle

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