Sir Douglas Quintet

About Sir Douglas Quintet

Blending infectious Texan pop with Merseybeat and just a dose of cajun, quintessential Texas band Sir Douglas Quintet carved a notch in the garage rock canon in the 1960s. The name was meant to suggest Anglo credentials in the midst of the British Invasion; however, Sahm’s southern accent swiftly belied any such attempt at deception. They scored an international hit in 1965 with "She’s About A Mover" off the audaciously - and a bit prematurely - titled THE BEST OF SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET. Following a drug arrest in '66, a move to the more mellow San Francisco, and a three-year-hiatus, the band released the outstanding MENDOCINO; the propulsive title track returned the band to the top 40. Sahm would resurface in the Lone Star State supergroup, the Texas Tornadoes, in the '90s.

San Antonio, TX, United States
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