(guitar), Roy Huston (vocals), Will McKinney (bass), Lindsay Lunney
(drums) and Ronnie Parks (sax/keyboards) formed The College Boys in
the early 1960s. The band was managed by Sammy Smyth, who also
managed the Floral Hall and Romano's ballroom in Belfast.
In 1964, the
band expanded to a seven piece with Joe McGreevey (trumpet) and
David McLean (sax) joining. Meanwhile, George O'Hara was replaced by
Gerry Martin and Roy Huston was replaced by Leslie Fullerton (Chris
In early 1967
The College Boys released their first single, Good
Times. A few months later Leslie left and Teddie Palmer who had
previously been with the group Teddie and the Tigers took over the
lead vocals spot. Joe Campbell (trombone) also joined around this
time, replacing David McLean. In March of 1968, the band release Simon
Says, which would probably have been a huge hit if it had not
also been covered by Dickie Rock and The Miami.