The Lively Ones

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The Lively Ones
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1963 Performance Flyer
Background information
Origin California, United States
Genres Surf rock
Years active 1960s-present
Labels Del-Fi
Members Ed Chiaverini
Joel Willenbring
Tim Fitzpatrick
John Benton
Tracy Sands
Past members Ron Griffith
Jim Masoner

The Lively Ones were an American instrumental surf rock band active in Southern California in the 1960s. They played live mostly in California and Arizona. They recorded for Del-Fi records with production from Bob Keane. They recorded mostly cover songs, but there were a few originals.

Their 1963 song "Surf Rider" (written by Nokie Edwards from The Ventures) was used in the final sequence (and end credits) of Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction.[1]

They are best known with these members:

Currently, John Benton plays rhythm/alternate lead guitar and Tracy Sands plays bass guitar. Recent live shows have featured Earthman on rhythm/alternate lead guitar.

Discography[edit]

  • "Surf Rider!" - 1963
  • "Surf Drums" - 1963
  • "Surf City" - 1963
  • "Surfin' South of the Border" b/w "Surf Mariachis" - 1964
  • And various best of compilations

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Surf Music and Seventies Soul: The Songs of 'Pulp Fiction'". Rolling Stone magazine. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

References[edit]

  • Burt, Rob (1986), Surf City, Drag City, Blandford Press, ISBN 0-7137-1890-0 
  • Dalley, Robert J. (1988), Surfin' Guitars: Instrumental Surf Bands of the Sixties, Surf Publications, ISBN 978-1-56075-042-0 

External links[edit]

Surf Rider on YouTube