Their first single and their biggest hit, “Sunday will Never be the Same” was written by Terry Cashman and Gene Pistillli and was previously released on Cashman, Pistilli, and West’s debut album “Bound to Happen” on ABC Records. “Sunday will Never be the Same” was initially offered to The Mamas & the Papas who were signed to ABC’s Dunhill subsidiary.
What was The Mamas & the Papas’ loss became Spanky & Our Gang’s gain. The single put the band on the charts with a Top 10 hit that peaked at #9 in 1967. Spanky & Our Gang would have several additional hits on Mercury, but none would eclipse their debut single – “Sunday will Never be the Same.”