Saturday, March 30, 2013

Record #0309: The Beatnik Fly / Sand Storm – JOHNNY & THE HURRICANES

Warwick 520 (original) USA, Jan. 1960
Music by:  Tom King and Ira Mack ( = Harry Balk and Irving Micahnik)
Musicians: Johnny Paris (sax), Dave Yorko (guitar), Paul Tesluk (keyboards), Butch Mattice (bass), Bill Savich (drums)
Recording sessions: USA, 1959
Highest chart positions:  US #15, UK #8

An interesting detail about this band is that when they headlined a gig in Star Club in Hamburg in 1962, the opening act was the Beatles, who later on bragged about the gig. :)

Side A is here and the flip is here.

List price:  Very Good+ is $10, Near Mint is $20

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