Thursday, April 21, 2011

Surf Suns - New Haven - Ft. Wayne area

The Surf Suns formed in 1966, a joining of two bands.

From left:
Denny McComb
Mike Kelly
Tony Lello
Phil Himelstein
Jason Liechty

The Surf Suns open for the Lovin' Spoonful and the Association at the Coliseum. Very cool.
In an interview circa 1967, the Surf Suns confided that their ultimate goals were making a record and purchasing a bus to go on a cross-country tour.

I can confirm they made the record!

Still In Love with You Baby
I Can't Stop It Now

I Can't Stop it Now is an original penned by McComb / Kelly.
The flip is a Beau Brummels tune. Maybe you remember the "beau brummelstones" on the Flintstones........maybe not.

Just some record geek musings:

Every copy I have ever seen has the labels reversed. BEN records could possibly be "Billy E. Nix" records, since Nix had a high output on the label.

3 comments:

MopTopMike said...

I can confirm that there are copies of the Surf Sons 45 with the labels on the correct / proper sides. I have one, and I've had extra copies in the past that were also correct.

kpwildwood said...

I picked up 2 copies in a collection in Fort Wayne last year. Labels were reversed.

Richard Morris said...

I remember having this in our house when I was a pre-teen...loved it! Do you happen to remember The Feudal Lords? Also from the area I think...I can't remember their song titles (though we had the record).