The Castaways - Songs


The Castaways were a teenage garage rock band from St. Paul, Minnesota that became famous during the mid 1960s. Formed in 1965, the original lineup consisted of Dennis Craswell (drums), Jim Donna (keyboards), Robert Folschow (guitar), Roy Hensley (guitar), and Dick Roby (vocals, bass guitar). They are best known for the scorching proto-punk classic, "Liar, Liar" (1965), a Top 20 smash co-written by Craswell and Donna with lead falsetto vocals provided by Folschow and screams by Roby.

After The Castaways disbanded in 1968, Dennis Craswell joined Crow (of "Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me)" fame) and, in the early 1980s, went on to lead a West Coast version of The Castaways with Robert Folschow. The current Castaways lineup is a quartet that includes original member Jim Donna who was inducted into the Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame in 2005. The following year, all five original Castaways members were inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.



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The Castaways

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