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The Sentinals - 90% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Luis Obispo, California, USA, the Sentinals rose to become a popular surf group. They made their debut in 1962 with ‘Latin’ia’, and were later signed to leading surf outlet Del-Fi Records for which they completed Big Surf and The Surfer Girl. However, the sextet is better recalled for the future careers of its personnel. Guitarist/vocalist Mike Olse Read more

The Chantays - 87% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US-based group was comprised of the Californian Santa Ana High School students Bob Spickard (lead guitar), Brian Carman (guitar, saxophone), Bob Marshall (piano), Warren Waters (bass) and Bob Welsh (drums). They formed the Chantays in 1962, and secured immortality with ‘Pipeline’ the following year. Initially released as the b-side to a vocal track, this atmosphe Read more

The Tornadoes - 64% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Davie Allan & The Arrows - 62% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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Davie Allan & The Arrows. In 1999, they won the "LA Weekly Music Award" for the Best Instrumental Band. In 1994, the critically acclaimed recording "Loud, Loose and Savage" (Top 10 CD pick... San Francisco Chronicle, Guitar Player and Bam) brought back the "Cycle-Delic" sounds of cult legend Davie Allan. In the late sixties, Davie Allan & The Arrows carved their niche in the mus Read more

The Impacts - 61% match to The Belairs

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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The Astronauts - 58% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Surfaris - 53% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Glendora, California, in 1962, the Surfaris - Jim Fuller (lead guitar), Jim Pash (1949, USA, d. 29 April 2005, Yucca Valley, USA; guitar), Bob Berryhill (guitar), Pat Connolly (bass) and Ron Wilson (d. 1989; drums) - achieved international success the following year with ‘Wipe Out’. This frantic yet simplistic instrumental, originally envisaged as a throw Read more

The Fireballs - 49% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the autumn of 1957 in Raton, New Mexico, USA, the Fireballs originally comprised George Tomsco (24 April 1940, Raton, New Mexico, USA; guitar, vocals), Chuck Tharp (b. 3 February 1941, d. 17 March 2006, Clovis, New Mexico, USA; lead vocals), Danny Trammell (b. 14 July 1940; rhythm guitar), Stan Lark (b. 27 July 1940; bass, vocals) and Eric Budd (b. 23 October 1938; Read more

The Marketts - 49% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This Hollywood, California-based instrumental group rose to prominence during the surfing craze of the early 60s. Ben Benay (guitar), Mike Henderson (saxophone), Ray Pohlman (bass), Gene Pello (drums) and Richard Hobriaco, then Tom Hensey (keyboards), enjoyed two minor US hits with ‘Surfer’s Stomp’ and Balboa Blue’ (both 1962), before scoring a million-selle Read more

Laika & The Cosmonauts - 45% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Los Straitjackets - 32% match to The Belairs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
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The Pyramids - 26% match to The Belairs

Genres: Doo Wop Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s
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The String-A-Longs - 22% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Keith McCormack (vocals/guitar), Richard Stevens (guitar), James Torres (guitar), Aubrey Lee de Cordova (bass) and Don Allen (drums) comprised this Texan high school group with a bias towards instrumentals. Encouraged by audience reaction to their act at local dances and parties, they auditioned for Norman Petty in his studio in Clovis, New Mexico. Impressed, Petty collaborated Read more

Dick Dale - 16% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Richard Monsour, 4 May 1937, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (Note: Dale himself has been quoted in interviews as saying he was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and that his family emigrated to Quincy, Massachusetts, when he was a child. Now, however Dale denies that story and claims to have been born in Boston.) Dale is usually credited as the inventor of the instrumental surf music st Read more

Duane Eddy - 14% match to The Belairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1938, Corning, New York, USA. The legendary simple ‘twangy’ guitar sound of Duane Eddy has made him one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous instrumental artists. The sound was created after hearing Bill Justis’ famous ‘Raunchy’ (the song that George Harrison first learned to play). Together with producer Lee Hazlewood, Eddy co-wro Read more

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