California Sun 45 by The Rivieras

Yes I know, the 45 looks a little beat up. That’s what 45’s were for. They were played and then played some more. I assume that I tried to peel a sticker from the label at one time in the past without much luck but this 45 year old war horse continues to survive.

The Rivieras were from South Bend, Indiana but some how released one of the better surf type songs this side of The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean.

“California Sun” is an up-tempo tune that is propelled by an organ sound. You can’t help but feel good when listening to this song. It would be the group’s only top forty hit as it would reach number five on the charts in early 1964.

The Rivieras would quickly fade from the music scene but would leave behind a wonderful relic of sun and sand. 843t

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