Don & Dewey

Formed 1957. Disbanded 1964
Don & Dewey
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Don & Dewey

Don & Dewey Biography (Wikipedia)

Don and Dewey were an American rock and roll duo, comprising Don "Sugarcane" Harris (June 18, 1938 – December 1, 1999) and Dewey Terry (July 17, 1937 – May 11, 2003). Both were born and grew up in Pasadena, California.

In 1954, Dewey Terry was a founding member of a group called the Squires while still in high school. He was later joined by a friend, Don Bowman (who would later change his name to Harris). In 1955 the Squires released a record on the minor Los Angeles-based label Dig This Record. In 1957 the group broke up, but Don and Dewey remained together.

Later that year they were signed by Art Rupe's Specialty Records label and for the next two years produced rock and roll. Both Don and Dewey played guitar, with Dewey often doubling on keyboards. When not playing guitar or bass, Don occasionally played the electric violin, a skill for which he subsequently became well known under the name of "Sugarcane" Harris. Drummer Earl Palmer played frequently on their sessions.

Although Don and Dewey did not have any hits of their own, several of the songs that they wrote and/or recorded would appear on the charts later, performed by other artists. "I'm Leaving It Up to You" became a #1 hit for Dale & Grace in 1963. "Farmer John" was a hit by The Premiers, reaching #19 in 1964 after having been covered by The Searchers a year earlier. "Koko Joe" (written by the then Specialty Records producer Sonny Bono), "Justine" and "Big Boy Pete" were staples for The Righteous Brothers for many years. "Big Boy Pete" became a minor hit in 1960 for The Olympics, reaching #50 and a #4 hit for The Kingsmen when recorded with new lyrics as "The Jolly Green Giant" in 1965.

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Jump Awhile
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Bim bam
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Koko Joe
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Koko Joe
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Get Your Hat
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Get Your Hat
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Miss Sue
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Miss Sue
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Farmer John
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Miss Sue
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Jungle Hop
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Baby Gotta Party
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