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July 20, 2016

The Rumors - Hold Me Now (1965)

Formed around 1963, this Los Angeles-based band was founded by keyboardist, lead singer, and sometimes-manager Ben Turner. The group was rounded out by guitarist (and ex-member of The Ventures) Ed Burkey, bassist Larry Scher, and drummer Norm Prinsky. The band only recorded one single, “Hold Me Now” b/w “Without Her,” which had been recorded at Gemcor Records. (Gemcor was a small, local label owned by Bill Bell which only pressed three singles in total before closing their doors.)

The band toured Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, often competing in “battle of the bands” tournaments and even being featured on local television programs. Somewhere in 1967 or 1968, disappointed in record sales, the band called it quits.

Heard below is the A-Side to the group’s only release, “Hold Me Now.” The music and lyrics were predominately written by the band’s Ben Turner, with some lyrical assistance by their drummer, Norm Prinsky. The song was originally released in June 1965 and has since been featured on numerous compilation albums, including Nuggets, Pebbles, and The Cicadelic Sixties.

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The Rumors - Hold Me Now (1965)

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Lyrics:

I'm coming, baby
Coming home to you now
I'm running, baby
Running to be with you now
Ah, don't you know?
I'm gonna love you so
I need all your lovin'

After I went and left you, I was blue
I'm saving all my money for only you
I'm gonna' love you- love you 'til the day I die
I- you know what I've been doin', now

Around and around and up and down we go, baby
Around and around and up and down we go, baby
Around and around and up and down we go, baby
I need all your lovin'

Let's go!

Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me now
All of the time

Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me now
Hold me now
You'll be mine

Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me now
You're so fine

I need all your lovin'
Right now!

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