The Pyramids were a surf rock quintet from Long Beach, CA formed in 1961. The band members consisted of Skip Mercier (lead guitar), Will Glover (lead singer, rhythm guitar), Steve Leonard (bass guitar), Tom Pitman (saxophone), and Ron McMullen (drums). This group is best remembered for "Penetration" (1964), an instrumental surf rock classic and the last major hit of its genre on the U.S. Pop/Rock charts before the onset of the British Invasion.
The Pyramids were featured in the 1964 movie, "Bikini Beach," co-starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. They backed up Avalon on "How About That?" and Little Stevie Wonder on "Happy Feelin' (Dance And Shout)" and also performed two other songs, "Record Run" and "Bikini Drag." The band members sported Beatles-styled wigs which were lifted onstage to reveal their shaved heads.
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- Penetration 1964
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