|Labels||Cuca, Soma, Dab|
|Past members||Jim Sundquist
At the time The Fendermen formed, the group was primarily composed of Jim Sundquist (from Kingsford, Michigan) and Phil Humphrey (from Milwaukee, Wisconsin). At this point, Humphrey lived in Stoughton, Wisconsin with his wife and daughter.
Sundquist and Humphrey met as students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the late 1950s. The group had one big hit with "Mule Skinner Blues", released in 1960 on the Cuca Records label which was picked up for national distribution by Soma Records. The song hit No. 5 on the Hot 100, No. 32 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1960, and No. 2 in Canada.
Sundquist and Humphrey shared the same birthday - 26 November 1937. They called themselves "the Fendermen" because both played Fender guitars (a Telecaster and a Stratocaster), and they connected them both to the same amplifier. Interestingly, these guitars were the only two instruments used in the Fendermen's recording of "Mule Skinner Blues", played with such skill and precision that the inclusion of a bassist and drummer, typical of most groups of the period, was not necessary.
|1960||Mule Skinner Blues||Cuca|
|1960||"Mule Skinner Blues"||5||16||Mule Skinner Blues|
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