Butch Engle & The Styx

Butch Engle & The StyxFrom: Mill Valley, CA, USA

Butch Engel & The Styx were an American rock band formed in the early 1960s out of Mill Valley, California. Originally known as the showman, the band consisted of Butch Engle (vocals), Bob Zamora (lead guitar), Mike Pardee (organ), Harry “Happiness” Smith (bass), and Rich Morrison (drums). The band lasted for five years, releasing three singles over this period. In 2000, a compilation album featuring all of the band’s recordings was released.

In 1964, The Showmen released their debut single, “You Know All I Want.” It was in 1965 that the band changed their name to Butch Engel & The Styx. Their debut single not-withstanding, all of the band’s songs were written or co-written by Ron Elliot of The Beau Brummels. According to Engle, “Ron, Sly Stewart (later known as Sly Stone), [and Autumn Records executives] Tom Donahue and Bobby Mitchell would choose which songs would go on [a Beau Brummels] album, and then we could take what we wanted from whatever was left”. In 1966, Butch Engle & The Styx released their next single, “I’m A Girl,” on the Warner Bros. Records subsidiary, Loma Records. The following year, they shortened their name to The Styx and released the single “Hey, I’m Lost.” This is considered to be the band’s strongest release. They would break up in 1968. In 2000, Sundazed Records released the compilation No Matter What You Say: The Best of Butch Engle & the Styx,  a collection of all three of the band’s singles. ~ Wikipedia

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From the 1967 single “Hey, I’m Lost”
Hey, I'm Lost

  • Hey, I’m Lost