Formed in 1964 at Goddard College, Vermont, USA, the Lost comprised of Willie Alexander, Walter Powers, Ted Myers, Lee Mason and Kyle Garrahan. They subsequently moved to Boston, Massachusetts, USA, where they became part of a small, but thriving, garage band scene, headed by the Remains. The Remains’ leader Barry Tashain produced a demo tape for the Lost which secured them a contract with Capitol Records. The confident punk rock-styled ‘Maybe More Than You’ was issued in 1965 but it was almost a year before a follow-up, ‘Violet Gown’, was released. Although endearing in its own right, this ballad was unrepresentative of the Lost’s live sound and the disillusioned group split up in 1967. Ted Myers joined the Ultimate Spinach before being reunited with Garrahan in Chameleon Church. Powers and Alexander joined the Velvet Underground following Lou Reed’s departure. The latter has also recorded as a solo artist.
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