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Friday, December 9, 2011

The Sherwoods Corpus Christi

The Sherwoods were a Corpus Christi quintet that was popular from 1968 - 1969 and made two 45s on Smash records in 1969. The Sherwoods were Michael Claxton (lead & backing vocals), Johnny Clary (drums, lead & backing vocals), David Franklin (lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Jim Frye (lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Kenny Blanchet (bass). They were a psychedelic pop group, patterened after the Moving Sidewalks (featuring Billy Gibbons) and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators.

Their live shows were evidently very impressive, because it was one such performance in Austin that got them signed by Mercury, but only two of the three singles they cut were ever released, to no success. After two years together, the group broke up in early 1970 amid personal difficulties and members' problems with the Vietnam-era draft.

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1 comment:

Jagged said...

Awesome post. Love it. Corpus resident, listening to the Sherwood group right now on headphone, the Austin tape, and I gotta say rockin' my azz off.
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