Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Royal Knights


The Royal Knights hailed from Lewiston, Maine. They were very popular locally and was a regular on the Portland, Maine WGAN televised teen dance show Club Thirteen. The group release a total of three records on the Fireball label. Band members consisted of Ed Boucher (Lead guitar), Paul Boucher (Drums,Lead Vocals), Guy Mathieu (Rhythm Guitar) and Ronnie Morin (Bass). Ed Boucher had a major impact on the New England music scene in the 1960's managing and promoting several bands such as the Innkeepers and Terry and the Telstars. I found a couple documentaries of the Royal Knights on the web that I think you will enjoy. Both are a nice tribute to band.
1995 PBS Documentary
PAL HOP 2010 Reunion

Record Discovery
Chief Whoopin-Koof / Long Long Ponytail     Fireball FL-101
Forever Little Girl / Knight-Mare                   Fireball  FL-103/104
Sweet Revenge / Yes It's Me                       Fireball  200660 / 200661
It's A Lie / Seven Veils of Arabia                  Unreleased Acetate

2 comments:

  1. .. exiting stagedress, Johnny, why don't groups use such anymore? I'd be the first in line to buy a ticket...

    your friend M from M

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  2. It was a different era. Suits and ties or matching outfits was common by most bands. Promoters/Events where groups performed most of the time required band members to wear a suit. Today No way. I don't know if you caught the the Royal Knights unreleased song "Its a lie" at the end of the PBS Documentary. I Like it. I was hoping that someday an album of all their songs will be released.

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