Your facts are pretty fucked up.
The above makes no sense at all
First recorded by the McCoys in 1965 ?????
I think not
Your white pals from Celina covered The Vibrations1964 hit, which, if I am not mistaken was written by Bert Berns and certainly NOT by Rick Derringer.Whoever produced The McCoys record (Feldman-Golstein-Gotterher? - Wes Farrell?) gave them the song
So stop waving your white flag and check out the truth
I am surprised at you for spreading revisionism like this
Al's right....written by Bert Berns and produced by Wes Farrell
Al don't make no mistakes "bout stuff like this
was going to hire the Mc Coys
as his backup band .
Then came Hang on Sloopy
My memory is a little cloudy on this one, but Bob Nix
and I had a conversation with Rick Derringer (nee Zehringer)
at The Scene
in New York one night and he mentioned that they were looking for a keyboard player, when we mentioned Little Bobby Peterson
. ( as in Little Bobby and Big Bob Nix.)
I think that he either joined The Mc Coys
or was in the genesis of Johnny Winter And
The Great Frank Tanton
>To: "Robert Register" ,"Richard Burke" >
Subject: Candymen Correction... That's Robert Nix
, not Dean Daughtry
(top center). >The cat with the hat is Little Bobby Peterson
, who played keys with the band before >Dean Daughtry
joined, and later joined "The McCoys",
and was featured on the "Human Ball"
>The McCoys w/ Bobby later played a daytime show at the Farm Center and David Adkins an I met them back stage.
ANOTHER CORRECTION FROM A SUPER GUY, RODNEY JUSTO
isn't in the Candymen
picture attached. It's Bobby Peterson
who preceded Dean in the Candymen.He was a really talented guy who had to leave the group because was drafted. After he got "dismisssed" from the military we introduced him to Rick Derringer
and he joined the McCoys
. I got a call from a lady about 25 years ago that claimed to be his wife and she told me that he was working with Neil Diamond
and died of a brain hemmorage. But then again someone told me about 5 years ago that he was living on the streets of Gainesville,Fl.
The picture came of WTBC of Tuscaloosa's website. Check it out at.... http://www.wtbc1230.com/history.html
State of Ohio Revised Code
State Rock Song
"Hang on Sloopy," was a national hit in 1965 by The McCoys, from Dayton, Ohio. Co-written by The McCoys' guitarist Rick Derringer of Celina, Ohio, "Hang on Sloopy," became the Ohio state rock song in November 1985.
The actual House Concurrent Resolution No.16:
WHEREAS, The members of the 116th General Assembly of Ohio wish to recognize the rock song "Hang On Sloopy" as the official rock song of the great State of Ohio; and
WHEREAS, In 1965, an Ohio-based rock group known as the McCoys reached the top of the national record charts with "Hang On Sloopy," composed by Bert Russell and Wes Farrell
, and that same year, John Tagenhorst, then an arranger for the Ohio State University Marching Band, created the band's now-famous arrangement of "Sloopy," first performed at the Ohio State-Illinois football game on October 9, 1965; and
WHEREAS, Rock music has become an integral part of American culture, having attained a degree of acceptance no one would have thought possible twenty years ago; and
WHEREAS, Adoption of "Hang On Sloopy" as the official rock song of Ohio is in no way intended to supplant "Beautiful Ohio" as the official state song, but would serve as a companion piece to that old chestnut; and
WHEREAS, If fans of jazz, country-and-western, classical, Hawaiian and polka music think those styles also should be recognized by the state, then by golly, they can push their own resolution just like we're doing; and
WHEREAS, "Hang On Sloopy" is of particular relevance to members of the Baby Boom Generation, who were once dismissed as a bunch of long-haired, crazy kids, but who now are old enough and vote in sufficient numbers to be taken quite seriously; and
WHEREAS, Adoption of this resolution will not take too long, cost the state anything, or affect the quality of life in this state to any appreciable degree, and if we in the legislature just go ahead and pass the darn thing, we can get on with more important stuff; and
WHEREAS, Sloopy lives in a very bad part of town, and everybody, yeah, tries to put my Sloopy down; and
WHEREAS, Sloopy, I don't care what your daddy do, 'cause you know, Sloopy girl, I'm in love with you; therefore be it
Resolved, That we, the members of the 116th General Assembly of Ohio, in adopting this Resolution, name "Hang On Sloopy" as the official rock song of the State of Ohio; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislative Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit duly authenticated copies of this Resolution to the news media of Ohio.
BERT BURNS AND WES FARRELL BERT BURNS
with the McCoys
celebrating the #1 hit "Hang On Sloopy"
"He is responsible for some of the most enduring classics of sixties pop and soul: "Twist and Shout"
, "Under The Boardwalk", "Brown Eyed Girl","Piece Of My Heart", "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love."
The artists he fostered cast major shadows across the music world: Van Morrison
, Neil Diamond
, Solomon Burke
, Ben E. King, The Drifters
, The Isley Brothers
, The McCoys
On a breakneck, seven-year run beginning in 1960
, he created some of the most soulful and honest music of his generation - songs that made you shiver the first time you heard them, songs that are just as fresh and moving today. He is truly the lost titan of the American music business, an important figure the world knows little about. It's long past time his brilliance was recognized."
- Doug Morris, from the liner notes to The Heart And Soul Of Bert Berns
BERT RUSSELL BERNS http://www.bertberns.com/bio.shtml
In 1965, Berns founded the Bang! label, with Atlantic executives Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegun, and Jerry Wexler as partners; "Bang" was just an acronym of their first initials (Jerry Wexler being considered "Gerald Wexler" for this purpose). In its brief existence, Bang! was very successful: recording pop-garage rock with the teenage McCoys, getting a Bo Diddley-derived hit with "I Want Candy" by the Strangeloves, and issuing Neil Diamond's first hit singles. Bang! also had a subsidiary, Shout!, for soul material, including releases by Freddie Scott and Erma Franklin, who did the original version of "Piece of My Heart" for the label.
Click here for more on the life of Bert Berns
[born 11-08-29, died 12-31-67]
That's Bert's daughter,Cassie, on the left. She lives in Nashville. Check out her website