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bosbuzzyBuzzy Orange started his career with The Remicks in 1964. The band’s biggest hits were “This Little Girl of Mine” and “Night Train 65.” These were both recorded in 1965.

Click the play button to listen to “This Little Girl of Mine” (hosted at Podbean.com)

L to R: Gary Jones (drums), Tommy Curtis (bass), Joe Becker (sax), Buzzy Orange (guitar), and Rick Durrett (keyboards). Photo taken by James J. Krisgman in NYC while they were there playing at the Peppermint Lounge.

L to R: Gary Jones (drums), Tommy Curtis (bass), Joe Becker (sax), Buzzy Orange (guitar), and Rick Durrett (keyboards). Photo taken by James J. Krisgman in NYC while they were there playing at the Peppermint Lounge.

The band played all over the east coast and did the old “package” shows with The Swinging Medalians, Rufus Thomas, Joey D and the Starlighters, Arthur Alexander, Ronnie Dove, and others. Their manager was the WMAK disc jockey, Frank Jolley and later Rhea Rippey.

Gary is living in Nashville and is Senior V.P. of Essilor, Tommy is married and living in Florida, Joe Becker died around 1969 in an automobile accident, Buzzy is living in Nashville and is owner of Nashville Artist Management Exclusive (N.A.M.E.) and president/CEO of Roundabout Records®, and Rick Durrett is living in Nashville and is a producer. Manager Rhea Rippey is also still living in Nashville and is an artist.

Buzzy, Gary, and Rick continued the band after Tommy and Joe left. They were replaced by bass player, Ken Thompson. Ken is now living in San Antonio, TX and is an artist there. This group of four Remicks stayed together until 1967 when Buzzy was drafted. They are all still very close friends and still get together occasionally to jam.