|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1949|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 2003|
Los Angeles County
Richard Deperna attended Burbank High School with the class of 1967.
Richard along with his brother started the band " The Boston Tea Party " back in the sixty's out of their home in Burbank.Internet source reads as:
"In spite of the name, these guys were from Burbank, California. Originally formed in 1963, they started out as a surf outfit, but by the mid-'60s had decided to follow popular trends, reinventing themselves as a psych band.
Featuring a lineup of brothers Mike (keyboards) and Richard (bass) DePerna, singer Travis Fields, drummer David Novogroski and guitarist Mike Stevens, the group debuted with the 1967 single "Words" b/w "Spinach". Originally released by the small Big Boss label, the single was promptly reissued by Gene Autry's Challenge Records. A pair of follow-ups also did little ("Is It Love?" b/w "Don't Leave Me Alone" and "Free Service" b/w "Rose In the Night").
The first released by the MGM affiliated Flick Disc label, 1968 saw the quintet debut with their first LP - the cleverly-titled "The Boston Tea Party". Co-produced by Jerry Styler and Dave Brooks.
Created by: Linda Carole Mustion
Record added: Feb 02, 2008
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