The McCoys had the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week in 1965

October 1, 2017

This week in 1965

The McCoys had the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

with Hang On Sloopy

The original members were all from Union City

however, the Zehringer boys

were initially from Fort Recovery, Ohio


The band members were

guitarist and lead singer Richard Zehringer

later known as Rick Derringer

Rick's brother Randy later known as Randy Z on drums 

bassist Dennis Kelly

This first line-up was known as "The Rick Z Combo"

later known as Rick and the Raiders

When Kelly left for college

the Zehringers were joined by

bassist Randy Jo Hobbs 

saxophonist Sean Michaels

keyboardist Ronnie Brandon

This was the line-up that took the name of "The McCoys" 

Brandon left the group in 1965

and was replaced by Bobby Peterson on keyboards


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