Cat Mother And The All Night News Boys were a rock band from New York consisting of guitarist Larry Packer, pianist Bob Smith, banjo player Charley Chin, bassist Roy Michaels, and drummer Michael Equine. All of the band members were vocalists. They are best remembered for Jimi Hendrix having been their producer.
Their only hit was “Good Old Rock N Roll” which peaked at number 21 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart during the summer of 1969. The song was actually a medley of “Sweet Little Sixteen, Long Tall Sally, Chantilly Lace, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Blue Suede Shoes, and Party Doll.”
While “Good Old Rock N Roll” may be a somewhat forgotten song today, it was a fine piece of rock music. Their album is also worth seeking out. Unfortunately they were one hit wonders and never had another single reach the charts.