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October 1964-January 1966
MOORE: "We always heard that the Beatles wrote their own songs, so we figured that to be rock stars you had to write your own songs." "In the summer of 1964, right after 'A Hard Days Night' came out, my cousin Danny and I spent two weeks making wooden replicas of the Paul McCartney bass, the John Lennon rhythm guitar, George Harrison's lead guitar, and Ringo's drums. We used to lip-synch to records. Danny and I wanted to play real music. We learned 'You Really Got Me' by the Kinks, the Beatles' 'And I Love Her' and my first original composition 'Baby Be Mine'."
They called themselves "The Royal Cumquats", with a "C ". "That was the first band for both of us. We even had matching bracelets engraved with The Royal Cumquats". Next we had Grandma Wick sew us polka-dot shirts (white with black dots) like John Lennon had in one of the Robert Freeman photos.
SONGS COMPOSED FOR The Royal Cumquats: