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The Four Preps were fresh out of Hollywood High in the Fab 50's when their million-seller "26 Miles" (Santa Catalina) took the country by storm in 1958. This song and The Four Preps inspired others whose music became famous. Jimmy Buffet named a chapter "26 Miles Across the Sea" in his biography "A Pirate Looks at Fifty." Brian Wilson's biography "The Nearest Faraway Place" sites an appearance by The Four Preps at his high school as his inspiration for starting The Beach Boys.
Soon the group was featured in LIFE magazine and on countless Ed Sullivan and American Bandstand shows and with Hollywood High classmate Ricky Nelson on numerous episodes of "Ozzie and Harriett." In their 58th year The Four Preps are still fronted by original lead singer Bruce Belland along with Bob Duncan (formerly of The Diamonds) plus Michael Redman & Skip Taylor (from The Crew Cuts).
26 Miles (Across the Sea), Big Man, Down by the Station, Lazy Summer Night, Gidget, Sh Boom, Unchained Melody, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Little Darlin', Silhouettes, Earth Angel, Come Go With Me, Runaround Sue, Old Time Rock ‘n Roll, Tossin’ and Turnin, Whispering Bells, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, You Belong to Me, Go Away Little Girl, Book of Love, Shangri La, At the Hop, Blue Velvet,and more.
Click here for The Four Preps story and a trip down memory lane. Then, join us on March 29 or 30 and relive the days of The Four Preps, The Diamonds, The Crew Cuts, The Four Lads and more!