Rooneys, The

The RooneysThis group was lead by Mickey Rooney, Jr. (guitar, vocals) and his brothers Tim and Teddy. Mickey and Tim were both Mouseketeers on ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ TV show in 1955 and, following in their famous movie star father’s footsteps (Mickey Rooney, Sr.), have dabbled in show business all of their lives. Teddy had previously been in the locally popular L.A. band the Yellow Payges.

Mickey, Jr. got his musical start in 1964-65 on the TV show ‘Shindig’ and by 1967 he had helped score the soundtrack to the MGM movie ‘Hot Rods From Hell’, but it was never officially released on LP. In 1968 he teamed up with his brothers Tim and Teddy and released three singles on Columbia Records, the first two being credited to the Rooney Brothers and the third to the Rooneys. ‘Walter Right’ is a pleasant and catchy tune with funny lyrics that appears on the B-side of their third 45.

After the two singles, Mickey went on to become a member of the Sunrays in 1969 and then teamed up with famous record producer Curt Boettcher in 1970 as a member of the band Song. He went on to make some solo albums in the ’70s and most recently ran Rooney Entertainment with his brother Tim who unfortunately passed away in 2006. ~ from TWoS

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