The Safaris

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The Safaris
Image of a girl.jpg
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres pop; surf
Years active 1959–1963
Labels Eldo; Image; Sudden
Past members Sheldon Breier (died December 24, 1999)[1]
Richard Clasky (died June 26, 1999)
Harris Levey
Marvin Rosenberg
Jimmy Stephens
Joe Wise

The Safaris were an American pop group of the early 1960s from Los Angeles, California.

The Safaris formed in 1959, and the following year released their debut single, "Image of a Girl". The song was a hit in the United States, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The song was covered by Mark Wynter the same year, this version hitting #11 in the United Kingdom.[2]

The Safaris also charted in Billboard with their version of The Surfaris' instrumental hit "Wipe Out" (1963).


  • "Image of a Girl" (Eldo Records, 1960)
  • "Girl with the Story in Her Eyes" (Eldo, 1960)
  • "In the Still of the Night" (Eldo, 1961)
  • "Soldier of Fortune" (Eldo, 1961)
  • "Legion of the Lost" b/w "Garden of Love" (Image Records, 1961)
  • "Childish Ways" b/w "Garden of Love" (as The Suddens; Sudden Records, 1962)


  1. ^ a b Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  2. ^ The Safaris at