Listen: Minnesota Music Memories presents a look back at songwriting team Candy Floss
Glen Braget takes you back at Candy Floss, one of the Twin Cities’ most important songwriting teams from the late 1960s. Candy Floss was first conceived as a publishing company established by Dale Menten and Peter Steinberg in 1967. They soon joined forces with Barry Thomas Goldberg and Gary Paulak, guitarists in a group called the Shambles (which also originally included bassist Jay Lee and drummer Whip Lane). This outfit essentially became the house band for Candy Floss, and its members often backed other musicians during studio seesions or recorded under different band names altogether.
This episode of MMM will feature some of the music that came out this songwriting collective.