Vintage Rock Instrumentals: #17 "The Beat" The Rockin R's (1958)
By John Roberts
Los Angeles, California
May 11, 2017 8:52am CST
The Rockin R’s began as a basement trio from Peoria, Illinois comprised of teenagers Ron Volz, Ron Wernsman and Ted Minar. A sax player was later added. Tempus Records signed them and the Rockin’ R’s were regional though “The Beat” did crack Billboard and get them an appearance on American Bandstand. The Rockin R’s lived up to their name. They sound good with a strong rockabilly feel on “The Beat” and another single titled “Nameless.” There is not too much information on the Rockin R’s who were done by 1962.
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