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Recorded at The Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland.
From the CD, 'COBRA BEACH'
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The Rip Chords are known for their hits, "HEY LITTLE COBRA", "THREE WINDOW COUPE" & "HERE I STAND".
In the 60's the original members were Ernie Bringas,Phil Stewart,Richie Rotkin & Arnie Marcus. The group recorded under the direction of Terry Melcher & Bruce Johnston, who also sang on the records with the guys. It was Terry 's great lead vocals and Bruce's great harmonies that propelled "Hey Little Cobra" to the top of the charts.
Phil, Richie & Arnie did all of the touring back then,and they performed live in front of millions of fans across the USA as part of "The Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars Tour".

The Rip Chords today consist of Richie Rotkin (Vocals and Percussion), Arnie Marcus (Bongos,Percussion,Vocals) Mitch Schecter (Lead Guitar,Drums in the studio,Vocals), Fred Brog (Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards) Bobby Scammell (Bass,Vocals)...along with Tony Tuttle (Drums on the live shows)...and Amy Lynne (Additional Backup Vocals,Keyboards,Percussion), and Jumpin' Jaguar Jay Leslie (on Sax!)

Why this name?
Late,great Record Producer Terry Melcher named the band "The Rip Chords" at the suggestion of his Mom.
Do you play live?
We are currently playing great Oldies shows across the Country, sharing stages with original Beach Boy Al Jardine, Peter Noone,The Dovells,The 1910 Fruitgum Co.,Ron Dante,etc.
Be sure to visit for all touring info!
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The Internet allows more people to be informed of what is going on with your music. It's great! We wish the Internet existed in the 60's!!!
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
We have released 2 new CD's on Collectables Records and 1 "Best Of" on "Spectra Heritage Records". We have also released the "Cobra Beach" CD our own Production Company Label, RFM Music,LLC.

Sundazed Records has re-released all of the 60's Rip Chords albums,and they are currently available.
Band History:
The Rip Chords are known for their 1964 million-seller smash hit "Hey Little Cobra" and their chart hits "Three Window Coupe," "Here I Stand," "Gone," "409" and "Red Hot Roadster" from the Beach Movie "A Swingin' Summer." Produced by the team of Terry Melcher and Bruce Johnston,who also performed on the recordings, the 60's Rip Chords started out with Phil Stewart and Ernie Bringas,who originally called themselves,"The Opposites" Their first hit as The Rip Chords, "Here I Stand" was a chart success and layed the ground work for more hits to come.Rich Rotkin and Arnie Marcus were brought into the band as Ernie was preparing to go to Seminary School. Although Phil, Ernie, Richie and Arnie were photographed together,and spent some time together in the studio,all personal appearances were done by Phil, Rich and Arnie, who performed their hits thousands of times in front of millions of fans across the country. Ernie did return to the band to record,but did not take to the road, as a condition of his seminary studies. The original band disbanded in 1965.

Today, The Rip Chords include original touring & recording 60's members, Richie Rotkin and Arnie Marcus along with Mitch Schecter, Freddy Brog, Bobby Scammell, Tony Tuttle, Amy Lynne, and Jumpin' Jaguar Jay Leslie. The band travels the U.S.A., pleasing audiences wherever they perform, sharing stages with Beach Boy Al Jardine,Peter Noone,Ron Dante,1910 Fruitgum Co. among many others.

OR.. Contact THE RIP CHORDS via U.S. MAIL At:
RFM MUSIC, P.O. Box 61, Southampton,Pa,18966

Your influences?
Great Harmonies and rockin' Guitars! Surf & beach Music.....we have a love for most things 60's !
Favorite spot?
We love the whole country! There are many beautiful places to visit in the
US of A !!!
Equipment used:
Our Guitars are by Fender, Epiphone,Rickenbacker, Danelectro, Gretsch, and a great new Guitar company called "Brazen Guitars".
Keyboards By Korg & Casio
Microphones By Electro-Voice
Our Favorite Drums are by Ludwig...of course!
Anything else...?
These new CD's are available now on these fine labels...
"The Rip Chords...Today!"..on Spectra/Heritage Records
"Cobra Beach"...on Home Room/RFM Records
"The Rip Chords...Now!" ..on Collectables Records
"Shut Em' Down...Again!"On Collectables Records
"At The Drive In"..on PBS Recordings
And check out these Holiday CD's out now,that include The Rip Chords' "Hot Rod Holiday"
"A Rockin' Christmas"..on Spectra Records
"Christmas In America" on Collectables Records

The Classic Columbia Albums are currently available on Sundazed Records
THe Rip Chords
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