Formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1964, the Beau Brummels provided a vital impetus to the citys emergent rock circuit. Vocalist Sal Valentino (Sal Spampinato, 8 September 1942, San Francisco, California, USA) had previously led his own group, Sal Valentino And The Valentines, which issued I Wanna Twist/Lisa Marie in 1962. Ron Elliott (b. 21 October 1943, Healdsburg, California, USA; guitar/vocals), Ron Meagher (b. 2 October 1941, Oakland, California, USA; bass/vocals) and John Petersen (b. 8 January 1942, Rudyard, Michigan, USA, d. 11 November 2007, USA; drums), formerly of the Sparklers, joined him in a new act, taking the name Beau Brummels in deference to their love of British beat music. Playing a staple diet of current hits and material by the Beatles and Searchers, the quartet enjoyed a committed following within the citys Irish community prior to adding Declan Mulligan (b. 4 April 1938, County Tipperary, Eire;...
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