Sons Of Adam, The

The Sons of AdamFrom:  Los Angeles, CA, USA

The group began in Baltimore 1962 where they were known as the Fender IV.  Later moving to Southern California, The Sons of Adam were provided their new name by Kim Fowley, record producer and recording artist known for his hit song Alley Oop.  They soon became a frequent attraction at clubs on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Their musical direction shifted dramatically with the British Invasion and Beatlemania.  As the popularity of surf music waned, their style changed to a vocal based R&B Rock songs.

They are, perhaps, best remembered for the song, “Saturday’s Son,” an anthem of alienation released in 1966, featuring Randy Holden on lead guitar and vocals. Later that year, Holden left the band to join The Other Half. The Sons of Adam continued to play and record with Craig Tarwater (later in The Daily Flash) replacing Holden on lead guitar. They released another single later that year, featuring “Feathered Fish”, written by Arthur Lee, and the flip side “Baby Show the World.”

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The Sons of Adam may be seen on film having made an appearance playing in a nightclub in 1965’s, “The Slender Thread” starring Anne Bancroft.

 

 

 

 

 

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From the 1966 single “Feathered Fish”
Feathered Fish

  • Feathered Fish