The Cornells

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If you are looking for the band that composed the hit song '74-'75 see The Connells

The Cornells were a 1960s Los Angeles band that played mostly surf music. Four of the five members had a parent that was a well known celebrity.

The band appeared on the show I've Got A Secret in 1963 with the secret "We're all the sons of Hollywood Celebrities. They played Caravan live on the show.

According to Richie Unterberger,"Whatever interest this L.A. surf combo generates stems from the fact that future Moby Grape guitarist Peter Lewis was a member. ...Lewis was the only member destined to make a mark on rock history."[1]

Members[edit]

  • Peter Lewis, lead guitar; is the son of Loretta Young and screenwriter Tom Lewis. He was later a member of Moby Grape, and subsequently developed a career as a solo artist, which continues to this day.
  • Bob Linkletter, rhythm guitar; son of Art Linkletter
  • Jim O'Keefe, saxophone; son of Dennis O'Keefe, a famous All-American footballer and 40s & 50s movie leading man
  • Charlie Correll, drums; son of Charlie Correll, who portrayed Andy on the Amos and Andy radio program
  • Tom Crumplar, bass; The only member without a famous parent

Tracklist of Surf Fever! (The Best of)[edit]

  • Beachbound
  • Shanghied
  • Malibu Surf
  • Stompin' After Five
  • Miserlou
  • Night Train
  • Surfer's Stomp
  • Caravan
  • Cinnamon Cinder
  • Detour
  • Lone Star Stomp
  • Agua Caliente
  • Mama's Little Baby (Bonus track)
  • Wak-A-Cha (Bonus track)
  • Surf Fever (Bonus track)


References[edit]

  1. ^ Richie Unterberger, The Cornells Biography; www.allmusic.com.