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‘Lies,’ The Knickerbockers


Buddy Randell had the experience of being a one-hit wonder — twice. In 1958, Randell (then still known by his birth name, Billy Crandall) played sax for the Bergenfield-based Royal Teens on their novelty hit, “Short Shorts.” And in 1965, he sang lead on “Lies” by another Bergenfield-based group, The Knickerbockers, named for Bergen County’s Knickerbocker Road. “Short Shorts” may be slightly more well known, but “Lies” is famous, in its own right, as the song that probably represents the best attempt by an American band to sound just like The Beatles. Check out the link below, in which band members lip-sync to the single, if you don’t believe me. Continue Reading →

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