The Beatles, Bob and Mick: 50 years since pop culture's youth revolution CNN Only weeks earlier, "Beatlemania" was born, when thousands of screaming girls at London Heathrow greeted a young boy-band home from a short tour of Sweden.
The Lemon Pipers were a 1960s psychedelic pop band from Oxford, Ohio, known chiefly for their song " Green Tambourine", which reached No. 1 in the United States in 1968. The song has been credited as being the first bubblegum pop chart-topper.
The Merseybeats (related vocal duo: The Merseys, see below) are a Merseybeat band that emerged from the Liverpool scene in the early 1960s, performing at The Cavern Club along with The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers and other similar artists.
Clear Light was a psychedelic rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1966. In 1966, The Brain Train formed and was managed by Sunset Strip hipster Bud Mathis. They recorded one single - "Black Roses", written by Wolfe Dios - before changing their name to Clear Light and signing to Elektra Records.
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Originally formed in 1960 by John Tebb ( piano and vocals) and Howard Newcombe ( guitar), they added Don Fortune ( drums) and Zenon Kowalski ( bass), and became The Casuals in 1961. After turning professional, they moved to Italy and recorded a number of covers of well-known UK material.
The Mojo Men were an Americanrock band based in San Francisco. Formed in 1965, the group underwent several name and personnel changes until their 1969 breakup. Their highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 single was "Sit Down, I Think I Love You", which peaked at number 36 in 1967.
Singer/bassist Jim Alaimo, guitarist Paul Curcio, drummer Dennis DeCarr, and keyboardist Don Metchick were bandmates in Florida who moved to San Francisco in 1964 to form a new band. There they met Sylvester Stewart, later known as Sly Stone, then a record producer at Autumn Records for acts such as The Beau Brummels and The Vejtables. Stewart and the band recorded a few songs under the name Sly and the Mojo Men but Stewart, unsatisfied with the results, chose not to release them. He continued working with the band as a songwriter and producer on "Dance with Me" (1965), the Mojo Men's first song to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and "She's My Baby" (1966).