They are a pop music band
from California who formed in Los Angeles in 1965.
They are most noted for being the lead-off band at the Monterey Pop
Festival in 1967. On many of their
records the instrumentals were done by session musicians and the fact that
most members, aside from Kirkman and Alexander, didn't play on their
records was never known and wasn't advertised. Many of these musicians were well
known, including The Byrds (apart from Roger McGuinn). In the 1960s they sold over 15
million records and they have 3 of their songs sitting at No.2, "Never
My Love", No.22, "Cherish"
and No.61, "Windy", on the 100 most played tunes of all time on
the radio. They are still performing and the members were inducted into the
Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.
Terry Kirkman (keyboards/reeds/brass/harmonica/recorder/vocals)(1964-1972, 1979-Present).
Jules Gary Alexander (guitar/bass/vocals)(1964-1966,
Ted Bluechel Jr (drums/percussion/guitar/vocals)(1964-1976,
Brian Cole (bass/vocals)(1964-1972)
Russ Giguere (guitar/percussion/vocals)(1964-1970)(1979-Present).
Bob Page (guitar/vocals) (1964)
Jim Yester (rhythm guitar/keyboards/vocals)(1965-1976)(1979-1983)
Larry Ramos (guitar/harmonica/vocals) (1968-1976)(1979-Present)
Richard Thompson (keyboards/vocals) (1970-1974).
Ric Ulsky (keyboards/vocals)(1974-1976,1979-1984).
Del Ramos (vocals)(1989?-Present).
Paul Holland (bass/vocals)(1989-Present).
Donni Gougeon (keyboards/vocals)(1989-1999).
Bruce Pictor (Drums/vocals)(1989-Present).
Jordan Cole (guitar/bass/keyboards/vocals)(1999-Present).
Bob Werner (bass/keyboards/vocals) (1999?-Present)
Windy (Ruthann Friedmann)
Never My Love (Don & Dick Addrisi)