Clarkfield, Minnesota garage combo the Boss Tweads formed in the spring of 1964, comprising singers/guitarist Shelly Seversen and Gene Miller, bassist Paul Larson, keyboardist Stan Berg, and drummer Tim Hofstad. Chiefly inspired by the British Invasion, the group was a local favorite thanks to its frequent appearances at local teen dances, and in 1966 issued their lone single, "Goin' Away," on the Minneapolis-based Studio City label. With its members poised to leave Clarkfield for college, the Boss Tweads dissolved in the spring of 1968. Hofstad later abandoned a career as a stockbroker to sing gospel music, eventually building a recording studio and forming his own production company. In mid-1995, the original Boss Tweads lineup reunited for the first time in close to three decades, and a few months later Hofstad invited Miller and Larson to his studio to begin working on new material. The reunited Boss Tweads issued their first-ever full-length effort, Yesterday's Friends, in 1997.
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