Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Dovers - We're Not Just Anybody (1965-66)



Santa Barbara, CA group active in the mid-1960s.

The Dovers members:

    Bruce Clawson (guitar)
    Tim Granada (guitar, vocals)
    Robbie Laudewig (bass)
    Rick Morinini (drums, singles 1–2)
    Randy Busby (drums, singles 3–4)
    Tony Rivas (saxophone, tambourine, backing vocals)
    Nick Hoffman (guitar, replaced Clawson)


The Dovers were an American rock band of the mid-1960s. The Dovers were an example of mid-1960s folk rock, psychedelic rock and pop, heavily influenced by the British Invasion and American groups such as The Byrds. The Dovers were from Santa Barbara, California, and started their band under the name The Vandells.[1] They began their recording career as The Dovers in 1965 with the Miramar Records release "She's Gone"/"What Am I Going To Do?," which reportedly was a minor hit in the Santa Barbara–Ventura County area. Three singles followed in late 1965 and early 1966, showing The Dovers' interest in folk and pop; none of their four singles met with national success, and The Dovers broke up shortly afterward.

The group recorded a total of four singles for Miramar:

    "She's Gone" / "What Am I Going To Do?" (Miramar 118, September 1965);
    "I Could Be Happy" / "People Ask Me Why" (Miramar 121, November 1965, also released as Reprise 0439, December 1965);
    "The Third Eye" / "Your Love" (Miramar 123, April 1966)
    "She's Not Just Anybody" / "About Me" (Miramar 124, May 1966)

A Top 40 list from radio station KIST in Santa Barbara from May 28, 1966, shows The Dovers' single "The Third Eye" listed as one of the station's "Hit Bound Sounds" of the week.
 
The Dovers - We're Not Just Anybody 2001



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