Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Belairs !



The Belairs were one of the pre-eminent L.A. South Bay surf bands, scoring in 1961 with the classic Mr. Moto. Rhythm guitarist and Mr. Moto. composer Paul Johnson was joined in the originals Belairs lineup by lead guitarist Eddie Bertrand, drummer Richard Delvy and sax player Chaz Stuart. Jimmy Roberts also helped out on piano for recording sessions and live appearances.
The Belairs carried on until 1964, when the British Invasion (it’s probably the 354th time I’m writing that) wiped out nearly all the surf bands.

See you next week !

The Belairs :
* Mr Moto *
* Volcanic Action *
* Rampage *

8 Comments:

Blogger Deni said...

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12:14 PM  
Blogger Deni said...

Great Blog Rev

12:18 PM  
Blogger erik hogstrom said...

I love "Mr. Moto." It has always been one of my favorite surf classics.

1:28 PM  
Blogger jon said...

Nice one Rev! So good to see you back in action. Nice to hear the originals of these. They seem to have been covered a fair few times.
best,
Jon

11:59 PM  
Blogger Eegah!! & Tabonga! said...

Rev,
Richard Delvy was also the lead singer for the ever so popular theme song from the movie "The Green Slime." Go figger!

2:50 AM  
Anonymous mrtickles said...

I've said this before, but I can never get enough surf music. And the previous poster's reference linking this to the immortal "Green Slime" theme makes this post even more intriguing.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Surf Up People !

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Belairs have an immortal place in Surf and Rock. Their greatness will be with us always. Mr. Moto is one of the best Surf tunes, up there with Misirlou, Pipeline, etc.

9:39 PM  

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