• The Derbys (3) 

    The Derbys (3) (Alameda, CA)


    Personnel :

    Gary Hedrick

    Ronald Eldridge

    Norman Garner

    James Watkins

    Benny Martin

    Discography :

    Unreleased :
    1962 - Lonely One (Music City)
    1962 - Happy Birthday Baby (Music City)

    Biography :

    The Derbys were Gary Hedrick, Ronald Eldridge, Norman Garner, James Watkins and Benny Martin. service men from the nearby naval base in Alameda. The group had more than a passing fondness for the Drifters, particularly the then-current aggregation that featured Rudy Lewis with the added strings "Lonely One" from 1962 sounds like a Drifters records. The group also contributed an a cappella version of the Tune Weavers' hit, "Happy Birthday Baby". The songs were recorded at Music City Recording Studios owned by Ray Dobard, owner, producer and songwriter. He founded the Berkeley, Califrornia label Music City as well as Music City Recording Studios. Dobard also owned a chain of Music City Record Shops in the San Francisco Bay Area. Unfortunately and despite the formidable "Lonely One" Music City will not release the single.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Lonely One                                  Happy Birthday Baby


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