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Rob E.G. - Stage To Cimarron (1963)

(Santo, John and Ann Farina)
Australia Australia
#1 Sydney

Double-sided hit with Jezebel.

Instrumental by guitarist, songwriter and producer, born Robert George Porter, who also worked as Robie Porter. See also From The Inside by Marcia Hines and 55 Days At Peking by Rob E.G.

Also recorded by New Zealand guitarist Peter Posa.

Further reading: Rob E.G. from Howlspace [archived page].

The Flee-Rekkers [aka The Flee-Rakkers*] - Stage To Cimarron (1962)

(Santo, John and Ann Farina)

Single on the Piccadilly label.

Produced by Joe Meek, famous for both producing and writing the Tornados' international hit instrumental Telstar (1963). His credits as a producer include ex-Tornado Heinz's Just Like Eddie and The Honeycombs' Have I The Right.

This Johnny & the Hurricanes-influenced band took its name from the Dutch surname of band leader Peter Flee-Rakkers.

*the spelling was never consistent – 45rpm.co.uk

Reference, further reading: Band history at the Instrumentals page at 45rpm.co.uk.

Santo & Johnny - Stage To Cimarron (1962)

(Santo, John and Ann Farina)
Original version

Single on Canadian-American label, B-side of Spanish Harlem.

New York brothers, guitarists best known for Sleep Walk and Tear Drop, both also written with their sister Ann.