Don & The Goodtimes
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s garage rock garage psychedelic sunshine pop northwest frat rock 60s garage|
|Decades:||1960s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in Portland, Oregon, USA, this pop attraction featured Don Gallucci (organ/vocals), previously of the Kingsmen. Gallucci appeared on Louie Louie, the latter groups smash hit, but bowed to parental pressure not to tour. Don McKinney (saxophone/vocals), Peter Outlette (guitar), Dave Childs (bass) and Bob Holden (drums) completed the line-up of an act, which was initially content to remain in Portland and record solely for regional outlets. The quintet moved to Los Angeles in 1966, having secured a major recording contract, firstly with Dunhill Records, then Epic. They enjoyed two minor US hits, I Could Be So Good To You and Happy And Me (both 1967), and procured a regular spot on ABC-TVs Where The Action Is, which starred northwest contemporaries Paul Revere And The Raiders. Two subsequent Goodtimes alumni, Jim Harpo Valley and Charlie Coe, switched to the latter group, and by 1968 Gallucci and...