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Pyramids, The

Bonafide Long Beach surfers and Poly High students, The Pyramids, formed in 1961

The band scored a hit in 1964 with the single Penetration which spent a total of ten weeks in the US charts, peaking at #18.

Their moment of glory was appearing in the film Bikini Beach (1964) pumping out the instrumental number Bikini Drag, mostly buried underneath crucial dialogue (pictured below).

The Pyramids reacted against the mop-topped British Invasion by shaving their heads. It was a futile gesture as the surf music craze was consigned to the bargain bins soon afterwards.

Drummer Ron McMullen died in January 2015, in Long Beach, California.

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Willie Glover
Vocals, guitar
Skip Mercier
Guitar
Steve Leonard
Bass
Tom Pitman
Saxophone
Ron McMullen
Drums
Drake Jenkins
Drums

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