Friday, February 12, 2016

I'm looking forward... my trip to California a week from today. Can't tell, can you?

I was searching for a live version of "California Sun" by the Rivieras when I came across this one by Bruce Springsteen.

I didn't realize it but the Rivieras' hit from 1964 was actually a cover of an earlier version.

Interestingly, the Rivieras -- named after the car made by Buick -- were made up of teenagers from South Bend, Indiana, and the song was recorded in Chicago. After "California Sun" was released two of the founding members of the group enlisted in the Marines. The Rivieras split up in 1966.

As for Springsteen's group, I don't know whatever became of them.

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