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Sons of Adam
United States

Years: 1965 - 1967
Styles: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock


Randy Holden - Lead guitar, Vocals (in band: 1965 - 1966)
Mike Port - Bass Guitar (in band: 1965 - 1967)
Michael Stuart - Drums (in band: 1965 - 1967)
Joe Kooken (in band: 1965 - 1967)


Craig Tarwater - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1966 - 1967)

Biography Picture     The Sons of Adam were an American rock band, originally from Maryland, but primarily active in California, in the 1960s. The band is notable for its membership including Randy Holden, later of The Other Half and Blue Cheer, and Michael Stuart, later of Love.

    Previously known as the Fender IV when they began in Baltimore in 1962, the band then moved to Southern California and became a frequent attraction at clubs on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The Sons of Adam were provided with their new name by record producer Kim Fowley. The band's musical direction shifted dramatically with the British Invasion and Beatlemania. The popularity of surf music waned, and their style changed to vocal-based R&B and rock songs. They made a brief appearance playing in a nightclub scene in the 1965 movie, "The Slender Thread" starring Anne Bancroft.

     They are, perhaps, best remembered for the song, "Saturday's Son," an anthem of alienation released in 1966, featuring Randy Holden on lead guitar and vocals. Later that year, Holden left the band to join The Other Half. The Sons of Adam continued to play and record with Craig Tarwater (later in The Daily Flash) replacing Holden on lead guitar.

Singles & EPs

Take My Hand (Dec, 1965)
You're A Better Man Than I (Jul 15, 1966)
Feathered Fish (Oct, 1966)

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