THE DOVERS - 'I Could Be Happy'/'People Ask Me Why' (Reprise 0439) Nov 1965
The Dovers from Santa Barbara were virtually ignored back in the mid 60s and their fragile sounding folk rock was probably never heard by anyone except their loyal fanbase (if they had one). Lack of any promotion and decent gigs meant that The Dovers' perfect moody teen jangle wouldn't even be a footnote in the history books.
This twin spin, recorded at the famous Gold Star Studios was first released on the tiny Miramar label based in Hollywood. It was released on Reprise some weeks later. Frontman and songwriter Tim Granada had the talent and his band of Dovers had thee sound but it seems that Los Angeles and the important movers and shakers in the record industry were oblivious.
THE DOVERS - People Ask Me Why