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The McCoys

The McCoys were a rock group that started in Union addition to forming later bands, such as DNA, with drumCity, Indiana, in 1962. They are best known for their mer Carmine Appice.
hit "Hang on Sloopy".
Hobbs died of drug-related heart failure on 5 August 1993
(Derringers birthday), at the age of 45. Peterson died in
Gainesville, Florida, on 21 July 1993, at the age of 47.

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The original members, all from Union City, except the

chart peak
Zehringer boys were from Fort Recovery Ohio, guitarist
Richard Zehringer (later known as Rick Derringer), his
brother Randy on drums, and bassist Dennis Kelly. This 2.1 Albums
rst line-up was known as The Rick Z Combo, and later
known as Rick and the Raiders. When Kelly left for
2.2 Singles
college, the Zehringers were joined by bassist Randy Jo
Hobbs, saxophonist Sean Michaels, and keyboardist Ronnie Brandon.[1] This was the line-up that took the name 3 See also
of The McCoys. Brandon left the group in 1965 and
was replaced by Bobby Peterson on keyboards.
1965 in music


One of their best-known songs is "Hang On Sloopy",

List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of
which was #1 in the United States in the Billboard Hot
100 chart in October 1965 and is the ocial rock song
of the state of Ohio. It also is the unocial ght song
of The Ohio State University Buckeyes and can heard
being played at many Ohio State athletic events by the 4 References
OSU bands. American sales alone were over one million
copies.[1] Other hits include a Top 10 cover of "Fever" Notes
(Billboard #7), and a Top 40 cover of Ritchie Valens's
Come On Lets Go (Billboard #21).
[1] Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd
ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 193. ISBN

A cover of "Sorrow", the B-side of their version of

Fever, was a hit in the United Kingdom for The Merseys
and was later covered again by David Bowie. Its opening line, with your long blonde hair and eyes of blue
was quoted by George Harrison in the fadeout of "Its All
Too Much", featured on the 1969 Yellow Submarine lm
soundtrack album.

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Classic Bands: The McCoys

The two Zehringer brothers (then known as Rick Derringer and Randy Z) and Hobbs became Johnny Winter's
band for the albums Johnny Winter And and Live Johnny
Winter And in 1970 and 1971 respectively. As backing musicians, both Derringer and Hobbs contributed to
Winters later releases, Still Alive and Well (1973), Saints
& Sinners (1974) and John Dawson Winter III (1974).
Derringer and Hobbs later played with Edgar Winter, as
well as appearing on the Together: Edgar Winter and
Johnny Winter Live album (1976). Hobbs later toured
with Johnny Winter, but without Derringer, resulting in
Winters Captured Live! album (1976). Derringer also
played with Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, among others, in

The McCoys at AllMusic


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