• The Trophies (Hollywood, CA.)
    aka The Fleas


    Personnel :

    Rick Nelson (Lead vocals)

    Dave Burgess (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar)

    Jerry Fuller  (Vocals, Guitar)

    Glen Campbell (Lead Guitar)


    Discography :

    The Fleas
    1961 - Scratchin / Tears (Challenge 9115)

    The Trophies
    1961 - Desire / Doggone it (Challenge 9133)
    1962 - Peg O' My Heart / I Laughed So Hard I Cried (Challenge 9149)
    1962 - Felicia / That's All I Want From You (Challenge 9170)


    Biography :

    The Trophies were a studio-only pop-rock vocal group who issued three undistinguished singles for the Challenge label in the early 1960s. Their 45s would be forgotten today if not for the involvement of Rick Nelson, who was one of the singers in the group, which also included a young Glen Campbell, Jerry Fuller, and Dave Burgess.


    For the last of the singles, an Army-bound Jerry Fuller was replaced by his brother Bill Fuller, who sang lead on both the tracks. Nelson had to keep his involvement in the Trophies low-key and unpublicized, as he was under contract to a different label, Imperial, for his solo recordings.


    There was no threat, though, of the Trophies' singles blowing his cover, since they were generic early-'60s efforts crossing teen idol pop with doo wop and novelty rock'n'roll. All six of their tracks can be heard on Varese Sarabande's CD compilation The Lost '60s Recordings, which also includes a couple of other songs Nelson did with the Campbell, Jerry Fuller, and Burgess on a 1961 single credited to the Fleas, as well as solo recordings from the era by Campbell, Jerry Fuller, and Burgess.


    Songs :

    The Trophies

            Desire                                  Laughed So Hard I Cried

    That's All I Want From You                                     Felicia             

    The Fleas

    Tears                                         Scratchin


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