The Fender IV

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The Fender IV
Origin Baltimore Maryland, United States
Genres Surf rock
Years active 1963 (1963)-1964 (1964)
Labels Imperial
Associated acts The Sons of Adam
Past members

The Fender IV were an American surf rock band of the 1960s.

The Fender IV were started up in Baltimore, by guitarist Randy Holden. Although almost prevented by a bumble bee,[1] he successfully moved the band to Southern California in 1963, in order to play for a more receptive audience. Their music was strongly influenced by Dick Dale, and The Ventures. When the popularity for surf music decreased their style changed to a vocal based sound, and they changed name to Sons of Adam, bestowed upon them by the record producer Kim Fowley.

Band members[edit]

  • Randy Holden guitar, vocals
  • Joe Kooken guitar
  • Mike Port bass
  • Bruce Miller drums



  • Randy Holden Early Works 64-66 (also included the Sons of Adam period)


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