The Kingsmen and Their Classic Rock Record “Louie, Louie”

The Kingsmen

Who are the Kingsmen? The Kingsmen are a garage rock band in the 1960s mainly famous for their 1963 hit “Louie Louie.” Their other hits include “Money (That’s What I Want)” and “The Jolly Green Giant.” Just before the success of “Louie Louie,” the core band members began to drift apart. Lynn … Read more

The Castaways – “Liar, Liar”

The Castaways

Short introduction to the Castaways A one-hit wonder group, Minnesota’s the Castaways had gotten this “recognition” via their Top 20 single “Liar, Liar” in 1965. Their single “Liar Liar” was released on the Soma label in 1965, and proved to be the band’s only charting single. Following singles flopped; even their appearance … Read more

The Balloon Farm – “A Question of Temperature”

The Balloon Farm

Short career summary The Balloon Farm was a short lived psychedelic band from New Jersey that are known as One-Hit Wonders. The band consisted of Mike Appel, Don Henny, Ed Schnug and Jay Saks. They were originally named Adam and recorded one unsuccessful song on Mala records titled “Eve.” After that unsuccessful … Read more