An American band formed in Plattsburgh, New York, USA. 1962-1967.
The band recorded for labels that include, Empire Records, Venture Records
The Twiliters shared the stage with not only the Rivera's, but the Bill Black Combo, The Cookies, The Angels and the Supremes.
The first line-up included, John Drury, guitar and Mike Provost on bass, Bill Kennedy on lead guitar with Skip Bushey on drums.
John Sullivan replaced John Drury, and Tommy Latour who replaces Mike Provost on
Later Bruce Danville replacing John Sullivan on guitar. Bruce was an experienced, multi talented musician who played on "Move it" the Cliff Richard number and "The Girl from Liverpool" recordings as well as "Mary Lou and Billy Billy."
This line-up recently celebrated a 40th reunion.
In 1964, the first two records were recorded "live" during a normal dance night. An unusual thing to do in those days, though many did record their groups stage performances. This resulted in "Shaken all Over and Rollerland."
The band recorded Johnny Kid's British hit "Shaken all over." More than a year later, it was to become the first hit for the Canadian rock group, The Guess Who.
Tommy Latour had left to join the Marines where he served proudly in Viet Nam.
Bruce Danville had semi retired and Billy Pajonas, another local multi talented musician
had joined the band.
Billy played Vox organ and guitar. Bill Kennedy switched to Fender bass mainly because there was a shortage of bass players.
The band would disband until late 1967.
Dionysus Records has just released Hearts So Cold, a CD collection of Plattsburgh groups of the '60s including, of course, The Twiliters.
You can order it via www.dionysusrecords.com
Wild Bill Kennedy - Guitar
John Drury - Guitar (62-64)
John Sullivan - Guitar (64)
Bruce Danville - Guitar (64-66)
Billy Pajonas - Guitar and Organ (66-67)
Mike Provost - Bass (62-64)
Tommy Latour - Bass (64-66)
Skip Bushy - Drums (62-67)
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