Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers
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|Crazy Cavan 'n' the Rhythm Rockers|
|Genres||Teddy Boy, rockabilly|
|Labels||Crazy Rhythm, Charly|
|Members||Cavan Grogan (vocals)
Lyndon Needs (lead guitar)
Terry Walley (rhythm guitar)
Graham Price ( bass)
Mike Coffey (drums)
|Past members||Vance Vincent (bass) Don Kinsella (bass)
Brian Thomas (piano)
Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers (also known as Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers, Crazy Cavan "N" The Rhythm Rockers, Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers) are a Teddy Boy band from South Wales. The band formed in 1970, and is still actively touring and recording.
The band appeared in the 1980 film Blue Suede Shoes which detailed the revival of 1950s rock 'n' roll music scene at the time.
The first incarnation of the band was formed in 1964 by Cavan Grogan (vocals), Lyndon Needs (lead guitar) and Terry Walley (rhythm guitar) under the name "Count Dracula and the Vampires". In 1968, joined by Brian Thomas (piano) and Don Kinsella (bass), they took the name "The Sundogs". Then in 1970, with the addition of Mike Coffey (drums), they took the name "Crazy Cavan 'n' the Rhythm Rockers", a name which has endured. In 1973, the band formed its own record label, Crazy Rhythm Records (named after their own description of their music) and released their debut single, "Teddy Boy Boogie" (backed with "Bop Little Baby"). In 1975 they released their first album Crazy Rhythm on the Dutch Rockhouse label. In 1976, they signed with Charly Records in the UK, and released their second album, Rockability.
- 1975 Crazy Rhythm (Rockhouse, Re-released in 1978 by Charly)
- 1976 Rockability (Charly)
- 1977 Our Own Way of Rockin' (Charly)
- 1978 Live at the Rainbow (Charly)
- 1979 Red Hot 'N' Rockabilly (Charly)
- 1979 Still Crazy (Crazy Rhythm, Re-released in 1981 as Mr. Cool by Charly)
- 1981 Cool and Crazy Rock-a-billy (Big Beat/Polarvox)
- 1981 Teddy Jive (Charly)
- 1982 Hey Teenager! (Big Beat)
- 1983 Live at Pickett's Lock (Charly, Reissued on CD in 2003 by Teddy Boy Power)
- 1984 Rollin' Through The Night (Big Beat/Virgin, Reissued on CD in 1999 by Crazy Rhythm)
- 1989 Rough Tough 'N' Ready (Crazy Rhythm, also on CD)
- 1990 Crazy Times (Instant, also on CD)
- 1996 It's Wild, It's Weird, It's Crazy (Crazy Rhythm, also on CD)
- 2012 Rollin 'n' Rockin (Goofin, also on CD by Crazy Rhythm)
- 2001: Rhythm Rockin' Blues (with Linda Gail Lewis), Crazy Rhythm Records
- 2008: C'mon, Let's F***in' Rock, Crazy Rhythm Records
- 2015: The Real Deal, Crazy Rhythm
- Zombie Ghost Train included a cover of "Teddy Boy Boogie", on their Dealing The Death Card album.
- Singer Spark from Demented Are Go has stated that he was hugely influenced by Crazy Cavan in his early days.
- Klingonz covered "Trouble Trouble" on their Still Stompin album.