• The Epics (4)


    The Epics (4) (Louisville, KY)

    Personnel :

    Lynn Cline

    Lindy Best Gruneisen

    Jane Moss Williams

    Pam Bertoli Boyd

    Bobby McDonald

    Wayne Glore, Tommy Johnson, Art Mengel, Larry Walentachik, Bill Majors and Chick Becker.

    Discography :

    The Epics (4)

    1960 - Diamonds And Pearls / Jones Girl (Wedernote)
    1963 - Theme For Janet / Tite Jaws (Joni 104)

    1964 - Knock On Wood / Flea Espanol (Joni 107) 
    1961 - The Way You Look Tonight

    Janie Moss & The Epics (4)
    1963 - We Belong Together / Baltimore (Joni 101)

    Biography :

    In 1959 Lynn Cline was so impressed with The Sultans, he wanted his own group and The Epics were formed. The members were originally all males coming from Atherton High School. The Epics first record, "Diamonds and Pearls", was recorded on their own label in 1960. In 1962 the Epics added girl singers, one of the first Louisville groups to do so. 

    The Epics were soon signed by the Joni Ageney, a Louisville booking ageney owned and operated by Gene and Vi Snyder. In 1963 the first release on the newly formed Joni label was The Epics recording of "We Belong Together/Baltimore." Both sides of the record received airplay. "We Belong Together" went to number 2 on WAKY radio and number 1 on WKLO radio. It was only the third Louisville record to reach the number one spot.

    The group's follow-up record, "Theme For Janet", went to number 9 on WKLO. The Epics toured regionally and appeared with such national groups as the Beach Boys and the Lettermen and remained together until late 1965.


    Songs :

    The Way You Look Tonight       We Belong Together            Theme For Janet

    Tite Jaws                            Knock On Wood                          Flea Espanol







  • Comments

    Myron Coleman
    Friday 6th March 2020 at 22:05
    Great louisville group from the 60s
    John Schmidt
    Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 02:27

    Their recording of We Belong together with Janie Moss as the lead singer remains the most popular Louisville recording from the mid 60s The Epics actually were performing well after 2000 with Lynn Cline and other vocalists that gradually evolved. Their 1980 album  contained their finest recordings, headlined by outstanding  versions of That's my Desire and Stay.  Check it out on You tube.  Their popularity was still great until their final performance.  After their retirement Cline helped form the Doo Wop All Stars from various Louisville groups that were also a very popular act.. They have now retired as well

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