The Rumors

Biography by

The Rumors made one well-regarded garage single, "Hold Me Now," for the small Gemcor label in mid-1965. Of the many obscure "Louie Louie" ripoffs that have been recorded over the years, "Hold Me Now"…
Read Full Biography

Artist Biography by

The Rumors made one well-regarded garage single, "Hold Me Now," for the small Gemcor label in mid-1965. Of the many obscure "Louie Louie" ripoffs that have been recorded over the years, "Hold Me Now" is one of the best of them, with a raunchy vocal and blistering guitar break. A slower and less distinctive pop-rock song, "Without Her," appeared on the flipside. "Hold Me Now" had little impact, although it was used as part of a McDonald's commercial. "Hold Me Now" was first reissued on the compilation Highs in the Mid-Sixties Vol. 1, and then on the Nuggets box set. Its far less memorable B-side came out on Rhino's Nuggets Volume Four: Pop Part Two compilation LP in 1984.