The Pride And Joy

The Pride And Joy

The Pride and Joy

 

In 1967, The Del-Vetts rechristened themselves The Pride and Joy, adopting a softer, more melodic sound for the 1967 single "Girl" -- the record was another local radio blockbuster, but with a corporate shakeup at Dunwich jeopardizing the group's long-range success, they moved to the Dot Records subsidiary Acta and even signed to star in a feature film, “Somebody Help Me”. Hitmakers Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil wrote the follow-up, "We Got a Long Way to Go" -- industry buzz on the single was strong, but it failed on radio and with the subsequent departure of Burchall, The Pride and Joy disbanded in 1968.