The Beacon Street Union
was a '60s rock band from Boston comprised of John Wright
(vocals), Paul Tartachny
(guitar, vocals), Robert Rhodes
(keyboards), Wayne Ulaky
(bass, vocals), and Richard Weisburg
(drums) who moved to New York in 1967 and got caught up in MGM Records' "Bosstown Sound" promotion -- the company tried, unsuccessfully, to promote an invented Boston music scene to rival the real one in San Francisco at the time. Like other bands used in the promotion, the Beacon Street Union
suffered from the hype, and though they made two charting albums, they never had much of a chance to succeed.