Bobby Teemates
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Bobby Teemates

Yonkers, New York, United States | INDIE

Yonkers, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Blues Singer/Songwriter


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(Audio Fidelity/Capitol Records
2005 Lost Legends of Surf-Sundazed Records
2009 530 East 87 Street EP-Blue Pie Productions
2010 THE TEEMATES 4 Track Vinyl EP-Sundazed Records


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This band was formed after Bobby Polhemus and other band members won a Battle of the Bands Contest in Rockland County New York and shortly after Bobbys Six week hiatus in Greenwich 1963 Joseph Shefsky an aspiring songwriter thought it would be a good idea to get Bobby and a few members of his band involved in a Off Broadway Show he was producing.
Instead Bobby and his Band mates turned some of his songs into Rock N Roll numbers and the Teemates were born with a little known single entitled “Shes So Alone” released on the IDLE Label. After various line up changes the band settled on the members listed below making their debut at the New York State Pavilion at the Worlds Fair in 1964. Chaos ensued during the performance because the Teemates had the exact look alike and sound of The Beatles who had first made their USA Debut in February of the same year with the Teemates performing some of the Beatles songs during the performance. This got the attention of New York Spinmeister Deejay Cousin Brucie and Scot Muni both hot rock and roll Deejays. Soon the Teemates were in demand opening and backing some of the greatest legends of rock n roll history including Jerry Lee Lewis The Ronettes, Chubby Checker and many others.
.The Teemates are the legendary New York Garage Band that BECAME WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR HIGH ENERGY APPEARANCES. They consisted of Bobby Polhemus (Robert Calumet Polhemus) Bryan Post, Ritchie Staff and Robbie Lundius. Their 1964 LP of 14 tracks was released on Audio Fidelity records entitled Jet Set Dance Volume 4
A number of the songs have been reissued via labels like Sundazed Records, Hipsville Vol 2, Charly Records UK and two of the hottest Tracks are Moving Out and “And I Love her.
While the band never charted because of their Live appearance at the famed Disc Jokey Scot Munis Rolling Stone Nightclub in NYC as House-band-every Rock Act in the world came to know the Teemates.
Even today all four members still perform and because of the various reissues of the tracks off their LP have generated an entire new generation of Fans