This week’s edition of “Uncommon Oldies” takes us to radio station KILT 1610, January of 1967, in Houston, Texas.
My survey group of the week was from South Texas. The Playboys Of Edinburg started out playing for schoolmates in high school. Their early influences were The Ventures and Duane Eddy, and after 1964 they loved The Beatles, The Byrds, The Hollies, The Yardbirds, and even Moby Grape.
They played as a foursome for a couple of years and recorded their first tune on the Pharaoh label in 1965 or 1966. They also got airplay on KRIO radio in McAllen, Texas (their home town), KTSA in San Antonio, KNUZ in Houston and on CKLG in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Columbia Records soon picked them up, and they released “Look At Me Girl” in 1966.
Here are Playboys Of Edinburg with “Dream World” from early 1967, on the Columbia label.
Playboys of Edinburg
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