These three college bandmates found that neither time nor regular careers could diminish the joy of music they played together forty years ago.
On a lark, at a spring reunion, they stayed up all night recording cover songs from the golden era of crossover soul and the British invasion.
OverTime, their 2006 debut CD, has gone plastic to sell dozens of copies. The Shady Lane Studio, disguised as a spare room in Wendell, North Carolina, already is renowned for harmonic joy. We are truly Off Our Rocker. Everyone is stunned by the sound! It’s better than aspirin or chocolate.
Now the dream continues. Here is The Blue Album, your share of pure wannaBeatles zest and devotion.
Taylor Branch is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of many books, including the landmark historical trilogy America in the King Years. Information on his literary work is available on the website, www.taylorbranch.com.
Bill Guy is a retired attorney. He has recorded many CDs of Christian music both cover and original, which are available through his website, www.billguysongs.com.
John Yelverton is a real estate developer, braving hard times. He does not have a website, but listeners may hear his merry cackle between tracks on Off Our Rocker CDs.
|Help||Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band|
|From Me To You||You're Gonna Lose That Girl|
|Girl||I'm A Loser|
|Ticket To Ride||The Night Before|
|Things We Said Today||If I Needed Someone|
|Drive My Car||A Hard Day's Night|
(pictured above, l-r) Bill Guy, John Yelverton, Taylor Branch.
Photographs: Diane Guy.
Design: Karin Tracy, littlebdesign.com.
Thanks to: Christy Macy, Peg Yelverton, Tom Hall.