I’m sure most of you remember the Banana Splits. They were that famous and influential rock band that changed the face of the ’60s with their music; songs that have stood the test of time and are still with us today. Late in the band’s career, things had begun to get hectic and stressful. The members’ lives were heading in different directions. They were growing apart; no longer the same wide-eyed kids they were when they started out. But before they called it a day, they put out one final album: Let It Split.
Okay, not really. I just made up all that stuff. Knowledgeable visitors will realize that what I’ve done here is a riff off the cover of the Beatles’ last album, Let It Be, only recast with the members of the Banana Splits. Going clockwise from the upper left, you have Drooper, Fleegle, Snorky and Bingo.
Yes, when I was a kid, I would watch The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. Fun times. I’ll even admit to having sent away for the Banana Splits Fan Club Kit. No Sour Grapes Bunch for me! No sir! Sing it with me now: “Tra la la, la la la la,…”