RARE BEAT - GARAGE ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC
THE RIVIERAS
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The Rivieras were made up of teenagers from South Bend Central High School. This group should not be confused with the Coed Records East coast Rhythm & Blues group of the same name who had hits in the late 50s and the early 60s. The group was originally called the Playmates, but was forced to change their names as there was already a group playing under that name. As a result, the group decided to rename themselves after the Buick Riviera. The Rivieras were one of the many groups in America that became part of the "frat rock" movement in the early 1960s. The group had their greatest hit, in 1964 with "California Sun". It was one of the last pure American rock-and-roll songs before the "British Invasion", reaching its peak chart position the same week as The Beatles topped the chart with "I Want to Hold Your Hand". In addition to their one hit, the Rivieras scored three more songs in 1964. Near the end of the band's life, other members left the group under parental pressure to focus on education. Both personal reasons and drastic changes in pop music led to the split-up of the group in 1966. Founding member, Joe Pennell, died on April 21, 2011, at the age of 66.

MEMBERS:

Marty "Bo" Fortson replaced by Jim Boal - Vocals and Guitar
Doug Gean - Bass
Joe Pennell replaced by Willy Gaut replaced by Jeff McKew - Guitar
Otto Nuss - Organ
Paul Dennert replaced by Terry McCoy - Drums

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California Sun
H.B. Goosestep
Germany
Vogue DV 14760
Value: 25

California Sun
H.B. Goosestep
Germany
Vogue DV 14128
Value: 15

California Sun
H.B. Goosestep
Holland
Artone RV 25.218
Value: 30
ORANGE SLEEVE

California Sun
H.B. Goosestep
Holland
Artone RV 25.218
Value: 40
YELLOW SLEEVE

California Sun
Little Donna
Japan
Stateside SR-1118
Value: 60

California Sun
H.B. Goosestep
Sweden
Sonet T-7584
Value: 20
GREEN SLEEVE

California Sun
H.B. Goosestep
Sweden
Sonet T-7584
Value: 20
BLUE SLEEVE

California Sun
H.B. Goosestep
Sweden
Sonet T-7584
Value: 20
BLUE VINYL

California Sun
H.B. Goosestep
Sweden
Sonet T-7584
Value: 15
ORANGE SLEEVE

California Sun
H.B. Goosestep
Sweden
Sonet T-7584
Value: 20
PINK SLEEVE

California Sun / Played On
H.B. Goosestep / When The Saints
France
Columbia ESRF 1523
Value: 40

Let's Go To Hawaii
Lakeview Lane
Germany
Vogue DV 14434
Value: 40

Let's Have A Party
Little Donna
Germany
Vogue DV 14169
Value: 20

Let's Have A Party
Little Donna
Germany
Vogue DV 14761
Value: 25

Let's Have A Party
Little Donna
Sweden
Sonet T-7593
Value: 25
PINK SLEEVE

Let's Have A Party
Little Donna
Sweden
Sonet T-7593
Value: 25
RED VINYL

Let's Have A Party
Little Donna
Sweden
Sonet T-7593
Value: 25
YELLOW SLEEVE

Let's Have A Party
Little Donna
Sweden
Sonet T-7593
Value: 25
ORANGE SLEEVE

Let's Have A Party / California Sun
Little Donna / H.B. Goosestep
Sweden
Sonet SXP 6064
Value: 100

Let's Have A Party / California Sun
Little Donna / H.B. Goosestep
Sweden
Sonet SXP 6064
Value: 100
RED VINYL

Refrigerator / El Dorado
Stay In My Heart / Easy To Remember
France
His Masters Voice EMF 292
Value: 70

Rockin' Robin
Keep A Knockin'
Germany
Vogue DV 14279
Value: 30

Rockin' Robin
Battle Line
Sweden
Sonet T-7614
Value: 35
PURPLE SLEEVE

Rockin' Robin
Battle Line
Sweden
Sonet T-7614
Value: 35
BLUE SLEEVE

Rockin' Robin
Battle Line
Sweden
Sonet T-7614
Value: 35
GREEN VINYL

Whole Lotta Shakin'
Rip It Up
Germany
Vogue DV 14323
Value: 25

Whole Lotta Shakin'
Rip It Up
Sweden
Sonet T-7629
Value: 35
GREEN SLEEVE

Whole Lotta Shakin'
Rip It Up
Sweden
Sonet T-7629
Value: 35
PURPLE SLEEVE

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