November 14, Colin: Hello Gotta Believe (F+S Remix - Unreleased Exclusive) - Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime / Force & Styles, thanks for your email and photos.
Jim: Colin, first off I am curious how you came by the 45, especially in England. They paid us for the sessions, but no royalties did we ever see.
So we broke our contract with Era. We heard that the song went 1 in Coos Bay Oregon from a fan at one of our shows. We had a write up in Billboard as a hopeful.
Never made it to the chart there The Search - Mr. Custer / Climate. He liked our arrangement then he added the horns later. The song reached 14 on the local radio. We played around San Diego and LA mostly. Our biggest gig was opening for Sony and Cher in San Diego. The keyboard man and I started other bands but I lost The Search - Mr. Custer / Climate in following a music career, was accepted into Art Center College of Design in LA pursuing professional photography.
I worked as a commercial photographer for 45 years, playing acoustic music with my wife on the weekends as well as a rock band here and there. Funny story, in I was shooting catalog in Spokane Washington for a department store. He was sure he had our record, I laughed of course. A week later he came in with something behind his back and asked how I spelled my last name.
He had me sign the album No royalties there either. Colin: San Diego appears to have had a very active music scene. They released several singles back in the day and were a popular outfit, supporting The Doors etc. They also recorded at Gold Star Studios. What a great sound from Gold Star. I know several record dealers from the USA and got my copy from one of them.
The Beatles had a profound effect on the youth culture of the day, and we were all swept up in the giddy wonder of it all. Thanks for your interest. Era In-Sound Interviews Search. Post a Comment.
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