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Band: The Electric Prunes

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Mark Tulin died aged sixty-two on 26th February 2011 in Avalon, California, U.S.A..
Mark Tulin was born on 21st November 1948 and in 1965, Mark was playing in a band called the Sanctions, which became The Electric Prunes and they had hit singles with "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)" and "Get Me To The World on Time". In particular the former is regarded by many critics as a defining song of the psychedelic and garage rock music. Mark Tulin continued playing with the band until 1968.
In 1972, "I Had Too Much To Dream appeared on the Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 compilation.
In 1999, renewed interest in The Electric Prunes led to a reunion including Mark Tulin and then he remained a member until he died in 2011.
Mark Tulin gained much mainstream attention in 2009 when it was announced that he was joining The Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan in the studio to demo songs for what would become the band's eighth full-length album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.
Mark Tulin met Billy Corgan in 2008 when the latter was recording music with The Seeds front man Sky Saxon. In an interview with the band's official Web site, Mark Tulin praised these sessions with the band saying they were times of "limitless possibility" and that the new music was "...interesting, innovative, and arresting."
Following the death of Sky Saxon in June 2009, Mark Tulin took part in Corgan's tribute band Spirits in the Sky which played a show in July 2009.
Following the success of the show, Corgan had the band play a small tour of very small venues in California in August 2009. These shows included Jimage of Mark Tulinane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro on guitar with Corgan, as well as many of The Smashing Pumpkins' longtime collaborators. In November 2009, Mark Tulin played in the band The Backwards Clock Society with Billy Corgan and longtime Smashing Pumpkins collaborator Kerry Brown to raise money for an injured friend of Corgan.
In March 2010, following the departure of Smashing Pumpkins touring bassist Ginger Pooley to raise her newborn infant, Mark Tulin was announced as a temporary live bassist until a permanent replacement could be found. During this time, Mark Tulin played his only full-length show with The Smashing Pumpkins on 17th April 2010 in celebration of Record Store Day. A few days later, Mark played "Widow Wake My Mind" with the band on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
In an interview with Ultimate Guitar, Corgan confirmed that Mark Tulin's bass parts were featured on the first EP of Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Volume 1: Songs for a Sailor.
In late 2010, Mark Tulin was recording and performing with The Electric Prunes, who were signed to independent label Starry Records started by Kerry Brown.
In October 2010 Mark joined The Icons, aka The Psychedelic Garage Band, a group with other rock veterans. The final edit of the promo video they shot in January 2011 was very nearly completed at the time of Mark's death.

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song:'I Had to Much to Dream'
by The Electric Prunes.