|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||garage rock 60s rock psychedelic rock garage|
|Decades:||1960s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in 1964 in New York City, USA, the Strangeloves consisted of songwriters and record producers Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer. Although they left their mark under the name Strangeloves with only four singles and one album, their fascinating story extends both before and beyond the groups brief tenure. Feldman and Goldstein had been childhood friends in Brooklyn, New York, and sang in street corner doo-wop groups. They began writing songs together and had their first success with Big Beat, which disc jockey Alan Freed used as the theme song of his television show. By 1960 they had recorded some unsuccessful singles as Bob And Jerry when they met Bronx native Gottehrer, who was also writing songs. Before long the trios compositions were being recorded by such major artists as Dion, Pat Boone, Freddy Cannon, Bobby Vee and the Jive Five. Their greatest success came in 1963 when Feldman, Goldstein and Gottehrer wrote and...