The International Submarine Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: country country rock americana country-rock cosmic american music alt-country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 2000s
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This country rock outfit was formed in New England, USA, in 1965 by Gram Parsons (Ingram Cecil Connor III, 5 November 1946, Winter Haven, Florida, USA, d. 19 September 1973, Joshua Tree, California, USA; vocals, keyboards, guitar), Ian Dunlop (bass/vocals), John Nuese (guitar, ex-Trolls) and Tom Snow (piano), who was later replaced by a drummer, Mickey Gauvin. It was Gauvin and Dunlop who suggested their new name - a reference to the ‘International Silverstream Submarine Band’ from the Our Gang film series of the 1920s and 1930s.

The quartet moved to New York where they backed former child actor Brandon De Wilde on a series of demos for RCA Records and also made two singles. The first, an instrumental version of the title song to the movie The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, was backed by a version of Buck Owens’ ‘Truck Driving Man’ and was issued on Ascot Records in 1966. Later that year the quartet...

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