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The McCoys were a pop group started in Union City, Indiana, U.S., in 1962. For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Union City is a city in Randolph County, Indiana. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...



The original members were guitarist Ricky Zehringer (later known as Rick Derringer), his brother Randy on drums, and bassist Dennis Kelly. This first line-up was known as "The Rick Z Combo", and later known as " Rick and the Raiders". When Kelly left for college, the Zehringers were joined by bassist Randy Hobbs, saxophonist Sean Michaels, and keyboardist Ronnie Brandon. This was the line-up that took the name of "The McCoys". the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, 5 August 1947, (age 59) in Fort Recovery, Ohio) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenience playing by a single drummer. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... A saxophonist is a musician who plays the saxophone. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ...

One of their best-known songs is "Hang on Sloopy", which was #1 in America in October 1965 and is the official rock song of the state of Ohio. Other hits include a Top 10 cover of "Fever" (Billboard #7), and a Top 40 cover of Ritchie Valens's "Come On Let's Go" (Billboard #21). For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... Hang on Sloopy is a hit song by the pop group The McCoys which was #1 in America in October 1965 and is the official rock song of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... These are the #1 Hits of 1965: See also: List of Number 1 Hits (USA), 1965 in music Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... A top 10 list is a generic term used to indicate a list of items, usually ten in number, which are considered to be best, worst, or notable in some other way, typically a record chart. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Fever is a song credited to Eddie Cooley and John Davenport (a pseudonym for Otis Blackwell). ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Ritchie Valens (born Ricardo Steven Valenzuela, May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) was a pioneer of rock and roll and a forefather to the Latin Rock movement. ...

A cover of "Sorrow", the B-side of their version of "Fever", was a hit in the United Kingdom for The Merseys and was later covered again by David Bowie. Sorrow is a song first recorded by The McCoys. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... Fever is a song credited to Eddie Cooley and John Davenport (a pseudonym for Otis Blackwell). ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ...

The two Zehringer brothers (then known as Rick Derringer and Randy Z) and Hobbs joined Johnny Winter's band for the albums Johnny Winter And and Live Johnny Winter And in the 1970s. Derringer later played with Edgar Winter, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, amongst others. John Dawson Johnny Winter III (born on 23 February 1944 in Beaumont, Texas, USA) is an American blues guitarist, singer, and producer. ... Johnny Winter And is a 1970 album by Johnny Winter. ... Live Johnny Winter And is a 1971 album by Johnny Winter. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Edgar Winter (born December 28, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American musician who had significant success in the 1970s and 1980s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ...

Bassist Randy Hobbs died of drug-related heart failure on August 5, 1993. He was 48.


  • 1965 Hang on Sloopy
  • 1966 You Make Me Feel So Good
  • 1968 The Infinite McCoys
  • 1969 Human Ball
  • 2003 Dear Everybody

See also

See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... These are the #1 Hits of 1965: See also: List of Number 1 Hits (USA), 1965 in music Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ...

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