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The Sunrays (previously known as Larry Tremaine & The Renegades) were an American band from Pacific Palisades, California. The group was led by singer/songwriter/drummer Rick Henn, who was a friend of The Beach Boys member Carl Wilson. Other members of the band were guitarists Eddy Medora and Byron Case, keyboard player Marty DiGiovanni and bassist Vince Hozier.
Their first job as the Renegades (in the late 1950s) was at the Seaside Session at Palisades Park in Pacific Palisade. In 1961 they teamed up with Larry Tremaine, and became Larry Tremaine and the Renegades, a rock and roll cover band, consisting of: Larry Tremaine, Steve O'Riley (now deceased), Marty DiGiovanni, Rick Henn, Eddy Medora (November 28, 1945-October 27, 2006), and Vince Hozier (February 26, 1946-March 18, 2007). Tremaine was able to keep them working every week at radio dances, UCLA, clubs, celebrity parties and corporate events.
They starred at Crescendo Interlude on Sunset Strip with Joey Dee and the Starlighters, the Teen Age Fair at Pacific Ocean Park, the after party for the 1963 Academy Awards, The Bob Eubanks TV Dance Party, and every Friday night the house dance party band in San Bernardino, California Civic Auditorium.
In 1963, Tremaine went into the radio stations KBLA and KRLA, and later television, and became the host of the syndicated nationwide "Casino Royale Dance Party". In 1964, the group changed their name to The Sunrays, and Medora switched from the saxophone to rhythm guitar. O'Riley left the band and they appointed a new lead guitarist, Byron Case. The Sunrays were managed by Murry Wilson.
They toured around the US and opened for the Beach Boys in the US and Canada.
- Car Party / Outta Gas -- Tower 101 -- September 1964
- I Live For The Sun (Billboard #51) / Bye Baby Bye -- Tower 148 -- August 1965
- Andrea (Billboard #41) / You Don't Phase Me -- Tower 191 -- December 1965
- Still (Billboard #93) / When You're Not Here -- Tower 224 -- March 1966
- Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously / I Look Baby, I Can't See -- Tower 256 -- July 1966
- Hi, How Are You / Just 'Round The River Bend -- Tower 290 -- November 1966
- Loaded With Love / Time (A Special Thing) -- Tower 340 -- May 1967
- Andrea -- Tower T-5017 (Mono)/ST-5017 (Stereo) -- 1966
- Vintage Rays, Collectable Records (1996)
- "The Sunrays". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
- Carlin, Peter Ames, Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall & Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, Rodale Publishing, p. 60
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