In addition to the better-known groups of the late-'60s bubblegum explosion (the Archies, Banana Splits, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Ohio Express, etc.), there were countless other acts that didn't achieve the same acclaim or success, such as the Cuff Links. After the fictitious "Archies" scored a massive hit in 1969 with "Sugar Sugar," the singer, Ron Dante, returned back to his full-time band at the time, the Cuff Links, which was a virtual musical carbon copy of the Archies. The Cuff Links enjoyed a pair of modest hits, "Tracy" and "When Julie Comes Around," before breaking up (Dante refused to tour with either the Archies or the Cuff Links). ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide. The brainchild of Pat Rizzo (formerly of Joey Dee and the Starliters), the Cuff Links were a studio group featuring Ron Dante, lead singer of the Archies. Rizzo had recruited songwriters Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss who had previously composed hits for Perry Como ("Catch A Falling Star") and Brian Hyland ("Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini").