The Sundowners (band)

The Sundowners, sometimes credited as Bobby Dick and The Sundowners, was a 1960s era rock and roll band.

Formed in Glens Falls, New York, they originally played local venues around Lake George. Various lineups included Bobby Dick, Dominick DeMieri, Eddie Placidi, Eddie Brick, Kerim Capli, Clutch Reiser, Jimmy Wilcox, and Chris Schempp. Although they continued to tour and perform through 2010, their most popular period came in the late 1960s when they toured with The Monkees (1967) and Jimi Hendrix (1968).[1] They recorded and released various tunes including the 1967 single "Always You" which was released by the Decca label. The band's most ambitious recording, an album entitled Captain Nemo, was recorded during that same period and released in 1968.[2] Their work included appearances on the television shows The Flying Nun and It Takes a Thief. They also appeared in the film, Don't Make Waves, which starred Tony Curtis.[3][4]Their sound man (and occasional keyboard player), Jim Scorse, went on to form the very successful North Coast Engineering (NCE), a digital command control system for model railroads.

The band officially retired on January 31, 2011.[5][6]

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed The Sundowners among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[7]


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  2. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Captain Nemo - The Sundowners". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
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  4. ^ "Rock 'n' Roll 101 - Home". Bobby Dick. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  5. ^ "Bobby Dick & The Sundowners to retire". 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  6. ^ "Bobby Dick and the Sundowners". Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  7. ^ Rosen, Jody (June 25, 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2019.