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Song of the day: The Trashmen- Surfin’ Bird

surfin bird

In 1963, the Trashmen joined the surf rock hype. During a tour, they played two songs from the Rivingtons, as the songs were quite similar. The medley was recorded in Minneapolis, where they came from, and helped by a local DJ, who had send the song to several song contests. The song kept on winning. However, the Trashmen only received the money from the gigs they played, as the money the single made went to the Rivingtons. That was quite bad for them, as the song peaked at number 4 in the US… Enjoy

The Trashmen- Surfin’ Bird