Flamin' Groovies Principals To Reunite
Flamin' Groovies principals Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney will reunite for the first time since 1971 at the eighth Ponderosa Stomp festival, to be held April 28-29 at New Orleans' House of Blues.
The Flamin' Groovies formed in San Francisco in 1965 and set a template for the nascent power pop movement with their 1969 debut, "Supersnazz," and its 1970 follow-up, "Flamingo."
Loney left the Flamin' Groovies after the album "Teenage Head," and the Groovies were largely dormant until 1976, when Chris Wilson replaced Loney. That year's album "Shake Some Action" spawned a cult classic single of the same name, and was the group's only release to ever reach The Billboard 200 (No. 142).
The band was intermittently active until disbanding for good in 1992. Jordan now plays in the band Magic Christian. At Ponderosa Stomp, Jordan and Loney will be backed by New York rock outfit the A-Bones.
In recent years, Ponderosa Stomp has engineered several unlikely reunions, including the first performance in 40 years from Texas garage band the Green Fuz and the first pairing of Howlin' Wolf musicians Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin and Henry Gray for the first time since 1955.
The 2009 lineup features Wanda Jackson, Dan Penn and Bobby Emmons, Howard Tate, Otis Clay, ? and the Mysterians, Carl Mann and the James Blood Ulmer Trio.