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Garage-fuzz combo the Apollos shaped in Falls Cathedral, VA, originally comprising guitarist siblings Dave and Don Harney, bassist Jim Cost and drummer Jan Sylvester. Drummer Wayne Groves shortly changed Sylvester, and by adding vocalist Tommy Vorhauer, the group started entering regional battle-of-the-bands contests–for acquiring top honors in a single such competition, the Apollos had been awarded studio period at Washington D.C.’s Edgewood Saving Studios, reducing a demo like the originals “That is the Breaks” and “Nation Boy” and a cover from the Seaside Children’ “Dance Dance Dance.” In 1965 the Delta label released a re-recorded “That is the Breaks” as an individual; some lineup changes implemented, and in later 1966 the Apollos–now comprising the Harney brothers, Cost, vocalist Doug Collins, keyboardist Dwight Adam and drummer Wayne Goubilee–issued their second and last single, “Focus on Love”/”From the Monster,” on Montgomery. Both singles have already been regularly anthologized, showing up on Pebbles Vol. 13 and Washington D.C. Garage area Band Greats!, amongst others.

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