The McCoys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: 60s classic rock oldies rock garage rock pop american Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Union City, Indiana, USA, in 1962, this beat group initially comprised Rick Zehringer (5 August 1947, Fort Recovery, Ohio, USA; guitar), his brother Randy (b. 1951, Union City, Indiana, USA; drums) and bass player Dennis Kelly. Known variously as Rick And The Raiders or the Rick Z Combo, the group later added Ronnie Brandon (organ), becoming the McCoys soon after Randy Hobbs replaced the college-bound Kelly. The quartet became a highly popular attraction throughout America’s Midwest, and was brought to Bert Berns’ Bang label by producers Feldman/Gottherer/Goldstein. The group’s debut ‘Hang On Sloopy’ (1965), topped the US chart and reached the UK Top 5, but successive releases in a similar gutsy style fared less well; an early b-side, ‘Sorrow’, was later adopted by the Merseys, and in turn was covered by David Bowie on his 1973 Pin-Ups. The group discarded its bubblegum image with the progressive Infinite McCoys, and as...

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