We three college bandmates found that regular careers could not diminish the joy of music we played fifty years ago as UNC students in Chapel Hill. On a lark, at a 2006 reunion, we stayed up all night recording covers from the golden era of crossover soul and British invasion. OverTime, our debut CD, went plastic to sell dozens of copies. We returned in 2008 to our Shady Lane Studio, a spare bedroom near Raleigh, and recorded The Blue Album in a Carolina-blue tribute of wannaBeatles zest and devotion. Then, after a six-year layoff, we went into secluded vocal rehab for this 2015 comeback release, Songs We Forgot. Off Our Rocker rolls again! We are demented, decked out, delirious, and still having fun.
A 40-year layoff did not diminish the fun we had singing together as band-mates at UNC. OverTime, our spontaneous 2006 reunion album, went plastic to sell dozens of copies.
This fourth album tests whether we're mature enough at 70 to write our own pop music. Children At Play offers four original songs along with treasured covers by artists from The Kinks to Conway Twitty. We laugh a lot in a bedroom studio, making music to help you smile.
Taylor Branch is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of many books including a historical trilogy about the modern civil rights era, America in the King Years. Information is available at his website www.taylorbranch.com.
Bill Guy is a retired attorney. He has recorded many original songs, some of which are available on iTunes and www.godlychristianmusic.com under Bill and the Boomers.
John Yelverton is a retired real estate developer. He is currently spending much of his time in the mission field, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in Africa and Asia.