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1)The Easy Riders were a US folk music band that operated from 1956 to 1959, consisting of Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, and Frank Miller.

Their greatest hit, in early 1957, was the song Marianne. The group also composed some tunes for the 1958 cinemiracle-documentary Windjammer, such as Kari waits for me and Sugar cane. Many songs of the group became more known through the interpretation of other singers, such as the Kingston Trio, Gale Storm, Harry Belafonte, Doris Day, Burl Ives and the Brothers Four. Their song Memories Are Made of This became a top hit through the interpretation by Dean Martin. After the Easy Riders made a single with the 1927 song Tell The Captain, the Beach Boys adopted it and made of it their hit Sloop John B.

Terry Gilkyson left the group in the beginning 1960ies to work for Disney-Films and eventually write the Oscar-nominated The Bear Necessities for Disney’s The Jungle Book.

2)Progressive psytrance from Israel with Yoni Oshrat (Ace Ventura) and Roy Tilbor (Rocky).

3)Easy Riders is the side project of Micheal Krohn, who is most known as frontman and vocalist in Raga Rockers

Micheal has also played in Kjøtt, Mickey Faust and Krohn & co.


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  • ohanaisland

    I don't know what a "shout" is, but although you have correctly distinguished the two very different musical groups using the name (The) Easy Riders, you have (partial) information about both of them on this page. I'm interested in the mid-twentieth-century American folk group, not the contemporary Scandinavian rock group. I'd like to see (and hear) tracks for the former, particularly "Tina." Thanks!

    19 Feb 2009 Reply

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