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The Chantays - 100% match to The Surfaris

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 Challengers - 89% match to The Surfaris

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Belairs - 77% match to The Surfaris

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Tornadoes - 77% match to The Surfaris

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Sentinals - 74% match to The Surfaris

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 Lively Ones - 70% match to The Surfaris

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Marketts - 67% match to The Surfaris

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

The Astronauts - 60% match to The Surfaris

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Impacts - 56% match to The Surfaris

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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The Crossfires - 46% match to The Surfaris

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Formed in Los Angeles, USA in 1963, the Crossfires evolved out of a high school attraction, the Nightriders. The founding line-up - Howard Kaplan (vocals/saxophone), Al Nichol (lead guitar), Chuck Portz (bass) and Don Murray (drums) - was later augmented by Mark Volman (vocals/saxophone), while several rhythm guitarists, including Dale Walton, Tom Stanton and Jim Tucker, passed Read more

Dick Dale - 45% match to The Surfaris

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

The Ventures - 40% match to The Surfaris

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal instrumental group was formed in Tacoma, Washington, USA, in 1958 when work mates Don Wilson (10 February 1937, USA; rhythm guitar) and Bob Bogle (b. 16 January 1937, USA; lead guitar) discovered a mutual interest in music. They began performing together as the Impacts, using a pick-up rhythm section, before Nokie Edwards (b. Nole Edwards, 9 May 1935, Lahoma, Ok Read more

The Fireballs - 39% match to The Surfaris

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 Bomboras - 38% match to The Surfaris

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Jan & Dean - 37% match to The Surfaris

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


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