Don & The Goodtimes: The Original Northwest sound (1964-68)


Don and the Goodtimes were a Pacific Northwest group formed in 1965 by Don Gallucci (keyboards) and Bobby Holden (drums), veterans of the band scene in Portland and the surrounding area. They cut records for Scepter Records' Wand label and for the Jerden label, and had some local success with the latter label. The group didn't find a national audience, however, until Dick Clark chose them as the house band on his 1967 ABC afternoon program Where The Action Is. They made the move to Los Angeles and a contract with Epic Records followed that year, along with a single and an album. Their debut single, "I Could Be So Good To You," only got to No. 56 nationally, although it did better in several key markets, ascending to No. 15 in Los Angeles and reaching the top 40 in New York, indicating that its impact was far greater on the two coasts than in the middle of the country. The group lasted for another year, issuing three more singles that didn't do nearly as well. Holden and bassist-singer Ron "Buzz" Overman quit in 1968, and Gallucci and the other members, Jeff Hawks (lead vocals) and Joey Newman (guitar), organized a new group called Touch, with Bruce Hauser (bass, vocals) and John Bordonaro (drums, vocals), a psychedelic band that got one self-titled LP out in 1969, before breaking up.



Anonymous said...


What is this????

The Side http://www.garagerocks.blogspot.com/
Dieses Blog steht nur geladenen Lesern zur Verf├╝gung.

W´hat is this????

I cannot on this Side


jason said...

hey, here is the site i was talking about where i made the extra cash, I was making about $900 extra a month...
check it out ..

little billy sunshine said...

please may have access to "dias de garage"? i linked to it some time ago on my blog.

i will miss it if i never see it again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this one!

yyiiii said...

What a great album. You've inspired me to go on an ebay buying spree. I live in Toronto and DJ garage rock. This entire site you've put together is a gold mine. Thank you for sharing this with the world. This is truly how music should exist.

Tom Cat said...

Realy exellent,never heard about before.But they bring you in a good mood(nostalgia?), thanks

Anonymous said...

el blog esta muy bueno , soy de uruguay me llamo emiliano
,un consejo consigan el disco de los mockers una banda uruguaya de los 60s muuuuuuy buena