This New York group formed in 1965 as The Pigeons (originally The Electric Pigeons), changing their name to Vanilla Fudge in 1967. But as a group they lasted just four years.
The band specialised in their own original arrangements of other people's songs.
In 1967 they had a big hit with a slowed-down and funked-up version of The Supremes' You Keep Me Hanging On, notable for its huge-scale (and tasteless) production.
The band afforded the same treatment to Eleanor Rigby, Ticket To Ride and She's Not There but the combination of melodramatics and psychedelic guitar soon wore thin and the group disbanded in 1970.