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Ronny & The Daytonas - 100% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This Nashville, USA-based surf rock outfit was primarily the vehicle for the songwriting talents of John ‘Bucky’ Wilkin (26 April 1946, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; guitar/vocals). He was joined in a fluid line-up by a number of musicians, including Bergen White, Buzz Cason, Bobby Russell, Lee Kraft, Don Henderson, Paul Jensen and Lynn Williams. Avid fans of surf and hot Read more

Bruce Johnston - 95% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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27 June 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA. An early associate of Sandy Nelson and Phil Spector, whom he often supported on keyboards, Johnston enjoyed a spell backing Richie Valens before recording ‘Take This Pearl’ as half of Bruce And Jerry. He then wrote and played piano on several records by singer Ron Holden, before embracing the surfing craze in 1962 with &# Read more

The Rivieras - 73% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Jan & Dean - 68% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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US pop duo comprising Jan Berry (William Jan Berry, 3 April 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 26 March 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dean Torrence (b. 10 March 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA). Students at Emerson Junior High School, Berry and Torrence began singing together on an informal basis. They formed an embryonic group, the Barons, with Bruce Johnst Read more

Al Casey - 66% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
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The Hondells - 63% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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The Hondells were a non-existent group when they released their Top 10 single ‘Little Honda’ in 1964. The mastermind behind the record was producer Gary Usher (1938, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 25 May 1990), a friend and songwriting partner of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson. Usher had created a series of surf music records using a revolving team of musicians a Read more

The Chantays - 33% match to The Rip Chords

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 Sentinals - 32% match to The Rip Chords

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 Surfaris - 31% match to The Rip Chords

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 Astronauts - 28% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Sunrays - 28% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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In 1965 Murray Wilson was fired as manager of the Beach Boys and sought a new US surf act. Carl Wilson, Murray’s son, had already introduced his father to Rick Henn, a talented singer, songwriter and drummer. Murray then persuaded Eddie Medora (lead guitar), Byron Case (rhythm guitar) and Marty Di Giovanni (piano) to join, each of whom were ex-members of the Snowmen, who h Read more

The Impacts - 27% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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The Super Stocks - 22% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Super Stocks were the brainchild of songwriter/producer Gary Usher. The studio-based band made its debut in 1963, completing four songs for the Shut Down compilation. Each was written by Usher in partnership with lyricist Roger Christian. A further six tracks in the ‘hot rod’ vein appeared on Hot Rod Rally, by which time Usher had solidified a Super Stocks’ & Read more

The Belairs - 20% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Dovells - 19% match to The Rip Chords

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally called the Brooktones, this Philadelphia-based R&B vocal group comprised Len Barry (Leonard Borisoff, 6 December 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Jerry Summers (b. Jerry Gross), Mike Dennis (b. Michael Freda) and Danny Brooks (b. Jim Meeley). Signed to Parkway Records, the group had a US number 2 hit in 1961 with ‘Bristol Stomp’, succeeded the Read more


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