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The Beau Brummels--Music from the 1960's

Updated on January 18, 2013

Do You Remember this 1960's Band?

The Beau Brummels was an American Rock Band formed in San Francisco in 1964. The group was a British Invasion influenced pop-rock outfit that featured the excellent songwriting of singer/guitarist Ron Elliott and the unique vocals of Sal Valentino. This band initially made music that was considered a blend of Beat and Folk. With the British sounding name and the music style, this group drew the obvious comparison to The Beatles. Not a bad thing.

The song this group is most remembered for is "Laugh Laugh", their 1st hit. This "Boomer" remembers it, do you? If you are having trouble remembering all the details about this group, be sure to visit the Wikipedia Article about the band and get a blast from the past.

If you want to hear some of the Beau Brummels music, keep scrolling down and you will be introduced to this retro 1960's sound.

photo credit: cdrummbks via photopin cc

Laugh Laugh - Beau Brummels on Shindig

I must admit that I believed that the band, Beau Brummels, was from England. I do remember this song and can sing along. I do not remember seeing them on Shindig but I do remember watching the show all the time!

Do You Remember this 1960's Band?

According to actress Margo Kidder, "The sixties was a wonderful time to be young. The 1960's did not end until 1976. We all believed in Make Love, not war. We were idealistic innocents." (Please remember to sign in on my guestbook further down the page, too.)

Have any memories of the band Beau Brummels?

"Introducing the Beau Brummels" in 1965

"Introducing the Beau Brummels" in 1965
"Introducing the Beau Brummels" in 1965

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Betcha didn't know that there were two Brummel(l)s!

Yep, the musical group took the name from the Brit, Beau Brummell (1778-1840). This British Mr. Brummell inspired mens fashions in Regency England. He was known for making the suit and tie a popular style. The Regency Era in England was known for being one of excess. For example, the tie worn with a suit had an elaborately tied knot. Old Beau claimed to take five hours to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne. (what a waste!) Think: Over the top extravagance! To read more about Mr. George Byran Brummell, read the Wikipedia Article about this dandy man.

The band picked the name "Beau Brummel" (with just one "L") for several reasons. One of which was the "British" sound to the name. It helped get one noticed in a time when The Beatles and the British Invasion of the 1960's were popular. Another reason, the alphabet! Their albums and records would be found just behind the music of the Beatles!

"Just A Little"--an oldie but a goodie on YouTube - Beau Brummels sing on Shindig

Yep, remember this song, too. Can sing it as well. The Beau Brummels were not half bad.

Meet George Bryan (Beau) Brummell

Meet George Bryan (Beau) Brummell
Meet George Bryan (Beau) Brummell

Other Bands who had their beginning in 1960's San Francisco:

Who could forget Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and her band Big Brother and the Holding company. Read a fascinating article about the 1960s bands that goes with the image to the right at this Flickr page by Tony the Misfit.

There is also a very interesting blog about "vintage" rock and roll that you can browse by clicking Vintage Rock.

1974: The Beau Brummels - Find out who this 1960's band's members were

The promotional photograph of The Beau Brummels shown here, was taken in early 1974. From left: John Petersen, Ron Elliott, Sal Valentino, Ron Meagher, Declan Mulligan (the band's 1974 lineup). (image By Photgrapher unknown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons).

Not every song by the Beau Brummels was memorable:

Here are some of the songs by this group that I just do not remember ever hearing. Listen to these songs by the Beau Brummels: "Free" (I really did like this song when I listened to it!), "Still In Love With You Baby", "Just Wait and See"; "Don't Talk To Strangers"; "Sad Little Girl"; "You Tell Me Why".

Learn about 1960s: - A list of websites and blogs about the 60's era

Can't get enough knowledge about this interesting decade? Well, I will help you out by sharing a few pages I found interesting!

I am so glad you have visited my page about the band, Beau Brummels.

I had a wonderful time writing this lens and it brought back a lot of fond memories about the 1960's for me. I would not like to go back there permanently, but it is sure a fun place for a visit.

Feel free to share your thoughts about your visit to the '60s.

Please sign my guestbook! - Did you enjoy reading about this 1960's pop band?

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      Sherry Venegas 

      8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      This is sooo entertaining. I am glad I looked at the back pages.

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      8 years ago

      Mickie I love this lens. I hadn't heard of them until you mentioned. how bad is that they're a great 60s band.


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