The Cryan' Shames are a veteran garage rock band with many personnel changes over the years that became famous during the late 1960s. (Note that this group is not to be confused with The Cryin' Shames, an English band formed around the same time.) They are best known for their hit cover of the Tony Hatch-penned "Sugar And Spice" (1966) as previously made famous by The Searchers.
Formed in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois and first known as The Travelers, the original hitmaking lineup consisted of Denny Conroy (drums), Jim Fairs (lead guitar), Jim Pilster (tambourine), Dave Purple (bass), Gerry Stone (rhythm guitar), and lead singer Tom "Toad" Doody. The Cryan' Shames have continued to tour to the present day, with Pilster and Doody the only remaining original members.
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The Cryan' Shames
- I Wanna Meet You 1966
- It Could Be We're In Love 1967
- Sugar And Spice 1966
(This song was previously a hit for the Searchers (1964).)
- Up On The Roof 1968
(This song was previously a hit for the Drifters (1962) and later also became a hit for Laura Nyro (1970) and James Taylor (1979).)
- Young Birds Fly 1968
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