The Brogues

The BroguesFrom: Merced, CA, USA

The Brogues was a Merced, California band formed in 1964 by Eddie Rodrigues (guitar), Rick Campbell (organ), Greg Elmore (drums) and Bill Whittington (bass). They became a five-piece when guitarist Gary Grubb (also known as Gary Cole, and better known as Gary Duncan) joined.

The band recorded only six songs: a demo session for “Someday” and “Journey”, and two released singles “Someday”/”But Now I Find” and “(I Ain’t No) Miracle Worker”/”Don’t Shoot Me Down”.

“(I Ain’t No) Miracle Worker” is their best known song. It has been included in the compilations Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 and Trash Box, and has been covered by several groups, including The Chocolate Watch Band, The Chesterfield Kings and The Barracudas. There is also an Italian version by I Corvi, titled “Ragazzo di Strada”. “Don’t Shoot Me Down” has been included in Pebbles, Volume 10 (LP).

The band dissolved in 1965 when Rodrigues joined the U.S. Army. Gary Grubb and Greg Elmore later joined San Francisco-based Quicksilver Messenger Service, and received acclaim and relatively wide commercial success.

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…


Twilight 408 – 1965

  • But Now I Find
  • Someday

Challenge 59316 – 1965

  • Don’t Shoot Me Down
  • I Ain’t No Miracle Worker