P.J. Orion & the Magnates

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So-named because they were sons in affluent Greek shipping families, P.J. Orion & the Magnates put out a self-released garage rock LP while attending prep school in Massachusetts, like quite a few…
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So-named because they were sons in affluent Greek shipping families, P.J. Orion & the Magnates put out a self-released garage rock LP while attending prep school in Massachusetts, like quite a few bands at such institutions did in the 1960s. The self-titled album consists entirely of covers, mostly of British Invasion and folk-rock hits, all done rawly but competently in folk-rock-heavy arrangements. Though very rare in its original pressing, the record became fairly well-known among '60s garage rock collectors after getting reissued in the mid-'80s.