Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: garage rock power pop rock proto-punk rock and roll garage classic rock 70s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This unflinchingly self-assured act evolved from an aspiring San Francisco-based garage band, the Chosen Few. Roy Loney (13 April 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals), Tim Lynch (b. 18 July 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), Cyril Jordan (b. San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), George Alexander (b. 18 May 1946, San Mateo, California, USA; bass) and Ron Greco (drums) subsequently flirted with a new appellation, Lost And Found, before breaking up in the summer of 1966. All of the group, bar Greco, reassembled several months later as the Flamin’ Groovies. New drummer Danny Mihm (b. San Francisco, California, USA) joined from another local act, Group ‘B’, and the new line-up embarked on a direction markedly different from the city’s prevalent love of extended improvisation. The Flamin’ Groovies remained rooted in America’s immediate beat aftermath and bore traces of the Lovin’ Spoonful and the Charlatans....

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