|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s pop sunshine pop baroque pop soft rock rock|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
Evolving from Santa Cruz band the Tikis, the original Harpers Bizarre emerged in late 1966 with a line-up comprising Ted Templeman (Theodore Templeman, 24 October 1944, Santa Cruz, California, USA; lead vocals/guitar), Dick Scoppettone (b. 5 July 1945, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Dick Yount (b. 9 January 1945, California, USA; vocals/bass), Eddie James (b. California, USA; guitar) and former Beau Brummels member John Petersen (b. 8 January 1942, Rudyard, Michigan, USA, d. 11 November 2007, USA; drums/vocals). A sprightly cover version of Simon And Garfunkels The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy) brought them a US Top 20 hit and became a perennial radio favourite. Harpers Bizarres first album, boasting the arranging skills of Leon Russell and the composing talents of Randy Newman, backed by their exceptional vocal talent, proved an enticing debut. After covering Van Dyke Parks Come To The Sunshine, they...