Illustration of a raisins with arms and legs wearing blue and white tennis shoes and a hot tub with blue and black text on a blue background
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The California Raisins are a fictional rhythm and blues musical group created in 1987 as a promotional gimmick for Sun-Maid Raisins by the California Raisin Advisory Board. The four main members of the group were lead vocalist “A.C.”, drummer “Beebop," bass player “Stretch,” and piano/guitar player “Red.” The popularity of the California Raisins led to TV commercials and specials, music albums, merchandise, and memorabilia.