THE RIP CHORDS - "Hey Little
One of the first rock acts signed to
Columbia Records in the US,
the Rip Chords were best known for a ‘hot rod’ hit in early 1964, "Hey
Little Cobra," which reached the Top 5 just as the Beatles broke through
in the USA.
In the 60's the original members were Ernie Bringas, Phil Stewart, Richie
Rotkin & Arnie Marcus. The group recorded under the direction of Terry
Melcher & Bruce Johnston (Beach Boys), who also sang on the records with
the guys. The Rip Chords today consist of Richie Rotkin, Arnie Marcus,
Mitch Schecter, Fred Brog, Bobby Scammell.