Apollos

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... read moreGarage-fuzz combo the Apollos formed in Falls Church, VA, originally comprising guitarist siblings Dave and Don Harney, bassist Jim Price and drummer Jan Sylvester. Drummer Wayne Groves soon replaced Sylvester, and with the addition of vocalist Tommy Vorhauer, the group began entering local...

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It's My Life
4:10
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You Really Got Me
3:40
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Slow Down
2:06
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Hang On Sloopy
4:43
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Dirty Water
5:23

Biography

Active: 1960s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Garage-fuzz combo the Apollos formed in Falls Church, VA, originally comprising guitarist siblings Dave and Don Harney, bassist Jim Price and drummer Jan Sylvester. Drummer Wayne Groves soon replaced Sylvester, and with the addition of vocalist Tommy Vorhauer, the group began entering local battle-of-the-bands contests--for taking top honors in one such competition, the Apollos were awarded studio time at Washington D.C.'s Edgewood Recording Studios, cutting a demo including the originals "That's the Breaks" and "Country Boy" as well as a cover of the Beach Boys' "Dance Dance Dance." In 1965 the Delta label released a re-recorded "That's the Breaks" as a single; a series of lineup changes followed, and in late 1966 the Apollos--now consisting of the Harney brothers, Price, vocalist Doug Collins, keyboardist Dwight James and drummer Wayne Goubilee--issued their second and final single, "Target Love"/"It's a Monster," on Montgomery. Both singles have been regularly anthologized, appearing on Pebbles Vol. 13 and Washington D.C. Garage Band Greats!, among others. ~ Jason Ankeny~ Rovi

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