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Surfaris, The


Surf band from Glendora, California, best known for their drum-heavy 1963 single "Wipe Out." The original Surfaris, formed in 1962, consisted of three 15-year-old guitarists—bassist Pat Connolly, rhythm guitarist Bob Berryhill, and lead guitarist Jim Fuller—and 17-year-old Ron Wilson on drums. They'd been together just four months when they recorded "Wipe Out," with its famous hard-driving drum solo, as the B side to "Surfer Joe," their first single. "Wipe Out" was composed in 15 minutes, rec...