This website is the Story of the RIP CHORDS from one of the two original RIP CHORDS. The RIP CHORDS recorded from 1962-1965 at Columbia Records in Hollywood, California. Please take a moment to visit the main page, and read the true story of how the RIP CHORDS started and evolved.
- WQAM 1963 Survey Listed "Here I Stand" as #16 on the March 30 'survey'
- WLS 1963 top 40 list listed "Here I Stand" as #32 in it's 3rd week of release, May 3, 1963
- WLS top 40 list - "Here I Stand" as # 16 in it's sixth week of release, May 24, 1963
- Anopheles Records - Homestead & Wolfe - The Gold Star Tapes 1973-75
Purchase these from SunDazed Records
|Hear selections of a few songs from these origal albums:|
|Hey Little Cobra
Here I Stand
|Little Deuce Coupe
'40 Ford Time
She Thinks I Still Care
|Three Window Coupe
This Little Woodie
Hot Rod U.S.A.
Old Car Made In '52
My Big Gun Board
THE 2006 Columbia / Sundazed "Best of" release, says it best:
NO GROUP EPITOMIZED THE SUN-SOAKED CALIFORNIA SOUND BETTER THAN THE fabulous Rip ChordsLed by legendary producer Terry Melcher along with future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston and ace-vocalists Ernie Bringas and Phil Stewart, these long-board big-guns left an indelible mark on the surf’n strip sounds of the ‘60s…. the best of the Rip Chords! 20 trophy winning tracks!