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Tim Tam and The Turn-On's were a 1960s American rock band. They hailed from Allen Park, Michigan. The group consisted of Rick Wiesend, Dan Wiesend, John Ogen, Don Grundman, Earl Rennie and Nick Butsicaris.
The group assembled while studying at Allen Park High School. The group's name came from the racehorse "Tim Tam" at the Derby in Kentucky and the phrase "Turn-On" which was popular at the time. Management was by CKLW-AM & WNIC-FM DJ Johnny Williams aka Tom DeAngelo.
The group recorded singles, including "Cheryl Ann", "Kimberly" and "Don't Say Hi" (all for Palmer Records), but are best known for "Wait A Minute," which according to Billboard, peaked at #76 on the Billboard national chart in 1966 and was voted #40 of “The Top 100 of the ‘60s” by North American listeners of big8radio.com in 2019. “Wait a Minute" was recorded in December 1965 at United Sound Systems. The flip-side is an instrumental titled "Opelia".
The young music group The Satellites had just finished recording their demo. They were all freshmen attending Allen Park High School. From Pioneer Studios, The Satellites released two singles: “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better” and “You Really Got a Hold on Me”. During this time, Dave Fero and Frank Schiavulli were playing with Tim Tam and the Turn-On's. The two styles merged with success, and "Wait a Minute," brought a contemporary rock-meets-doo-wop sound that resonated with the kids. Lead Vocalist Rick Wiesend (Tim Tam) along with vocalists Danny Wiesend, Don Grundman, Nick Butsicaris, John Ogen and Earl Rennie were the key to popularity. (2008)
The song was released in February 1966 as Palmer Records 5002. It sold 30,000 copies in the first month of release. Frank was interviewed by WKNR DJ Scott Regan about the drum part.
Tim Tam & the Turn-On's released their next single, “Cheryl Ann,” as an homage to doo-wop. The b-side to "Cheryl Ann" featured the song "Seal it with a Kiss".
Not long after the release of "Cheryl Ann", on June 13, 1966, the Satellites went to United Sound Studios to record a demo of “I Believe” and “Midnight Hour”. This demo was mixed by Les Cooley, who would soon engineer "Persecution Smith" by Bob Seger. After releasing the demo, The Satellites won WXYZ-TV's Talent Town competition. The top prize was a stereo console they decided to keep in Vargo's basement, where they rehearsed.
Tim Tam and the Turn-On's released three more 45s on Palmer. When the band parted ways, Rick Wiesand dropped the name Tim Tam in favor or Rick Reas, Rick Reason and the Satellites released, "I Feel So Bad," backed with "I'll Always Remember", Mar-Vel 3300. The single was re-issued in the 1970s with "Please Me" replacing the original b-side, with "Please Me," while keeping the label number. "Please Me," was the lead single b/w "Two and Two are Four," released in 1965 as Rick Reason and His 1965 Million Seller.
Rene Cizio of the News-Herald stated, "The group invested in an apartment community, Allen Park Apartments, which were once owned by Rick "Tim Tam" Weisend and his brother, Danny."
Rick died October 22, 2003, from cancer and in 2009, a “reverse ribbon cutting” celebration was held during the demolition of the Tim Tam Apartments. They had once incorporated Motown music, but were condemned upon Weisend's death. The city could not get the new owner to make repairs after several attempts. Nothing was fixed and the building was no longer safe.
Ash are a Northern Irish rock band formed in Downpatrick in 1992 by vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler, bassist Mark Hamilton and drummer Rick McMurray. As a three-piece, they released mini-album Trailer in 1994 and full-length album 1977 in 1996. This 1996 release was named by NME as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. After the success of their full debut the band recruited Charlotte Hatherley as a guitarist and vocalist, releasing their second record Nu-Clear Sounds in 1998. After narrowly avoiding bankruptcy, the band released Free All Angels in 2001 and a string of successful singles.
Blacklisted was an American hardcore punk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have toured North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
The Magic Mushrooms were an American psychedelic garage rock band in the 1960s. The Magic Mushrooms were originally composed of five students from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. They were:
"Hey Joe" is an American song from the 1960s that has become a rock standard and has been performed in many musical styles by hundreds of different artists. The lyrics tell of a man who is on the run and planning to head to Mexico after shooting his unfaithful wife. In 1962, Billy Roberts registered "Hey Joe" for copyright in the United States.
The Georgia Satellites are an American Southern rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. They achieved mainstream success with their 1986 self-titled debut album, featuring their best-known single "Keep Your Hands to Yourself", which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two more albums followed – Open All Night (1988) and the band's last to feature original material In the Land of Salvation and Sin (1989) – before they went on hiatus in 1990.
Tim Tam is a brand of chocolate biscuit introduced by the Australian biscuit company Arnott's in 1964. It consists of two malted biscuits separated by a light hard chocolate cream filling and coated in a thin layer of textured chocolate.
The 1972 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 73rd season overall, and 72nd in the American League. They finished with a record of 87–67, good enough for second place in the American League West, 5½ games behind the first-place Oakland Athletics.
The television show Instant Star has produced a series of soundtracks featuring songs from the show, mostly performed by Alexz Johnson, released between 2005 and 2009.
On Fyre is the first full-length studio album by American garage rock band Lyres. It was released in 1984 by the label Ace of Hearts and reissued in 1998 by Matador Records. It features "Help You Ann," arguably the band's signature song and the best-known song of the 1980s garage revival, which a commentator at KQED radio in San Francisco called "one of the greatest singles ever made."
The Grodes, sometimes known as The Tongues of Truth, were an American garage rock band from Tucson, Arizona, that featured lead singer and songwriter Manny Freiser, and were active between 1965 and 1968. They are best remembered for two Manny Freiser written songs, the original version of “Let’s Talk about Girls" and Cry A Little Longer, recorded by The Grodes, the #46 single on the All-Time Garage Rock singles chart.
The Gentlemen were an American garage rock band from Dallas, Texas, who were active from 1964 to 1968. They are best known for their 1966 song, "It's a Cry'n Shame", which has been recognized as one of the greatest songs in garage rock. The band is noted for the contributions of guitarist and songwriter, Seab Meador. Jimmie Vaughan, later a member the Fabulous Thunderbirds and brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan, served a brief stint for several months in the Gentlemen in late 1965 and early 1966, but did not appear on any of their recordings. He went on to play in another Dallas garage rock band, the Chessmen.
"It's a Cry'n Shame" is a song written by Seab Meador and Mike Kelley and was recorded in 1966 by the Gentlemen, an American garage rock band from Dallas, Texas who were active between 1964 and 1968. It was originally released as the B-side to "You Can't Be True" but has become by far the better-known song. "It's a Cry'n Shame" has been included in several garage rock compilations and is now recognized as one of the greatest songs in the genre.
Back from the Grave, Volume 9, released on LP in 2015, is the ninth installment in the Back from the Grave series of garage rock compilations. Like all the entries in the series it was assembled by Tim Warren of Crypt Records. As indicated in the subheading which reads "Raw Blastin' Mid 60s Punk," this collection consists of many songs which display the rawer and more aggressive side of the genre and are often characterized by the use of fuzztone-distorted guitars and rough vocals. In typical fashion, the set generally excludes psychedelic, folk rock, and pop-influenced material in favor of basic primitive rock and roll.
The Shy Guys were an American garage rock band from Oak Park, Michigan who were active in the 1960s. They are known for songs such as "We Gotta Go," which became a hit in Detroit and the southern Michigan area, and also in the Buffalo, New York region.
The Myddle Class was an American garage rock band from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, which was active in the 1960s. Signed to Tomorrow Records which was owned by the songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King, they were one of the most popular live acts in the New Jersey/New York region during the 1960s and released several singles, enjoying hits in various local markets such as Albany. In the late 1960s, band members became involved in college and other musical projects. Charles Larkey, who joined the Fugs in late 1967, later married King, following her divorce from Goffin, and played bass guitar on some of her recordings in the 1970s. The Myddle Class intended to record an album in 1969, but was thwarted due to the murder of the guitarist Rick Philp. The band broke up shortly thereafter. The singer, Dave Palmer, later joined Steely Dan in the 1970s and sang on King's hit "Jazzman".
Public Nuisance was an American rock band from Sacramento, California who were active from 1964-1970, first as Moss & the Rocks, then later as Public Nuisance. In 1965 they recorded the song "There She Goes" as Moss & the Rocks for a single released on the local Icon label. After changing their name to Public Nuisance in 1967, they began to incorporate psychedelic elements into their sound and a series of mostly unreleased songs recorded at various sessions from 1968-1969 that went for years unissued, but finally saw the light of day in 2002 with the release of the Gotta Survive anthology. Since then, their work, both as Moss & the Rocks and Public Nuisance, has attracted the attention of garage rock and psychedelic enthusiasts worldwide.
The Dagenites were an American garage rock a band from Oxon Hill, Maryland near Washington, DC, who were active in the 1960s. They shared management and frequent billing with noted guitarist and performer Link Wray. In recent years their work has become highly regarded amongst garage rock enthusiasts and collectors and has been included on several compilations. The Dagenites are especially known for their proto-punk anthems, "I Don't Want to Try it Again" and "I'm Gone Slide", both of which have been mentioned as garage rock classics.
The Wilde Knights were an American garage rock band from Longview, Washington, who were active in the 1960s. They emerged from a group known as the Furys and later the Pipers VI, who recorded several frat rock records. After becoming the Wilde Knights, they wrote and recorded two songs in 1965 which were both released as singles that year and are now recognized as garage rock classics, "Beaver Patrol" and "Just Like Me", the latter of which later provided a huge hit for Paul Revere & the Raiders. In the late 1960s they evolved into Genesis, the King Biscuit Entertainers, and American Cheese, and issued records under those various names.
The Bluestars were a garage rock band from Auckland, New Zealand, who were active during the 1960s. They became one of the most popular bands in New Zealand at the time and enjoyed a hit in the Auckland area with their first single, which appeared on Decca Records, where they were the first New Zealand rock band to be signed to the label. But, they are now best known for their subsequent release, "Social End Product", that with its line "I don't stand for the Queen", took aim at the monarchy and social oppression, anticipating certain sentiments expressed in the music of the Sex Pistols and other 1970s punk acts. Their work is now highly regarded by garage rock enthusiasts.
The Iguanas were an American garage rock band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1963. Beginning as a duo, the group is best-remembered as the launching pad for the musical career of influential punk rock artist Iggy Pop. The band was one of the most popular acts in Michigan during 1965, and recorded one single, a cover version of Bo Diddley's "Mona", along with additional material later released on compilation albums.