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THE OLIVERS: I Saw What You Did b/w Beeker Street

 
         
  [BREAK 029 Single]    
  released 2012    
   
 

The Olivers from Fort Wayne, Indiana evolved out of the Serfmen, a very popular band in the region, that had already released two nowadays rare 45's on their own Nemfres label. When the Serfmen signed with Dino Enterprises, an Indiana based agency in 1966, original member Greg Church left the band and was replaced by Billy Franze from another local group, The

 
   
   
   
 
Unexpected. The Band then moved in a more British invasion direction for their music and outfit and changed name to "The Olivers". The line-up at the time consisted of Jay Penndorf (guitar, vocals), Chuck Hamrick (drums), Carl Aldrich (keyboards, vocals) and Billy Franze (bass, vocals). The group's sole 7" release, "I Saw What You Did" b/w "Beeker Street" was recorded at Cap Studios in Portage, MI and was released with a Picture Sleeve later that year on the local Phalanx Label. The single got picked up by RCA Records for nationwide release and is rated today as one of the best and most exciting double sided major label garage 45s of the 1960s.
 
         
 

“Top double-sided killers of the ‘60s”
Fuzz, Acid & Flowers Book

 
         
   
TRACKLIST:
   
         
 
A-SIDE

 I Saw What You Did

B-SIDE

Beeker Street

 

 
     
 
Listen to I Saw What You Did [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Beeker Street [click below]
 
 
 
 
   
 
Releases
     
 
PENTHOUSE 5 LP & 7"
    It´s All My Own Bizzare Dream
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 1
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 2
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 3
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KNIGHT RIDERS LP
    S.F. 1965: The Autumn Demos
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TRAVEL AGENCY 7"
    Jailbait b/w Hard Times
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Various Artists
    Rembrandt Records Story LP & 7"
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THE RAUNCH Mini LP
    Total Raunch
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London Dri sold out
    Western Skies
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THE LIBERTY BELL
    Thoughts and Visions
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THE D-MEN
    I WANNA SHOUT
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THE SYNDICATE
    THE EGYPTIAN THING
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THE HORDE LP & 7" EP/CDsold out
    PRESS BUTTONS FIRMLY
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THE REDONDOS LP
    FULL CIRCLE WITH...
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THE OLIVERS CD
    BEEKER STREET
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THE OLIVERS LP
    LOST DOVE SESSIONS
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THE OLIVERS Single
    I Saw What You Did b/w Beeker Street
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CATHERINE´S HORSE CD/LP
    Garage Blues From Connecticut
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THE ABSTRACTS:
 
Hey, Let´s GoNow
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THE ROOSTERS:sold out
 
All Of Our Days
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THE RINGERS:
 
Let Them Be Known
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THE VAMPIRES:sold out
 
A Shot Of Rhythm ´n´ Soul
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THE TROUP:
 
Going Away With The Troup
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THE EMBERMANN FIVE:sold out
 
Fire In Their Hearts
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THE HEARD MEET THE ONLY ONES:sold out
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PSYCHOTIC REACTION:sold out
 
Masters Of Trash
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TRENCHMEN MEET THE LOST SOULS: sold out
    North Dakota ´60s Garage
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THE FIFTH ORDER: sold out
    Bonfire! The Return of...
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LOS YOUNG BEATS:
    The Exciting Sound Of...
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BELFAST GYPSIES: sold out
    I Want You/Baby Blue
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THE GUILLOTEENS: sold out
    Action!Action!Action!
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JAGGED EDGE aka THE OFF-SET:
    A Change Is Gonna Come
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UNITED TRAVEL SERVICE:
    Wind And Stone
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THE MORNING DEW:
    Early Years: Topeka, Kansas 66-69
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THE JUJUS:
    You Treat Me Bad