Who ARE They? Posted by Mr. Moderator Jan 282012 Who ARE they? This is an early photo of a very successful band. But who ARE they? This photo and quiz were passed along by Townsman cherguevarra. 32 Responses to “Who ARE They?” RaoulG says: 01/28/2012 at 2:17 am CCR? aloha LD 0 High Five tonyola says: 01/28/2012 at 8:54 am “Can we hurry up with the picture? Mom’s gonna kill me if I don’t have the station wagon back by four.” 0 High Five cdm says: 01/28/2012 at 8:58 am The Van Halen Brothers? 0 High Five Bronzed Nordic God says: 01/28/2012 at 9:33 am I know the answer, but I got it by cheating (wife scanned the photo with her phone) so I won’t reveal. That was a tough one! I tried for awhile, but would not have never gotten this one. I was thinking southern California surf/garage band that turned into 60s/early 70s rock band. Not even close. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 01/28/2012 at 9:53 am I have that app on my phone, but I’ve yet to try it. Damn, these apps are going to ruin all our games! Thanks for being honest, Bronzed One. 0 High Five cherguevarra says: 01/28/2012 at 10:35 am No cheating! First hint: This band is NOT from the US. 0 High Five cliff sovinsanity says: 01/28/2012 at 10:57 am Stating the obvious here: 1. From left to right: Bassist, drummer, guitarist, guitarist (could be anyone). 2. I see Japanese or European guitars. I’m guessing they came from meager backgrounds. 3. Park bench in front of picket fence. Hmm, rural upbringing. 4. Jeans and t-shirts. No nonsense blue collar guys. 5. ARE is in capital letters in the headline. Is Mr. Mod trying to throw us a bone? I’m guessing some early version of AC/DC or some other Australian band. 0 High Five rockandrollgrandma says: 01/28/2012 at 11:24 am The Rascals? 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 01/28/2012 at 11:52 am I’m thinking that chimney looks awfully European. 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 01/28/2012 at 11:53 am The two guys in the middle look related. Are they brothers? 0 High Five cherguevarra says: 01/28/2012 at 12:03 pm To solidify some of the observations made so far: This is band definitely is on the hard-rock side of the spectrum and is indeed European. Also I will state that this band is still together, although only one original member (from the photo) still remains. 0 High Five RaoulG says: 01/28/2012 at 12:08 pm Golden Earring? aloha LD 0 High Five cherguevarra says: 01/28/2012 at 12:09 pm Not Golden Earring, though that is a very good guess. 0 High Five machinery says: 01/28/2012 at 2:09 pm Early Foreigner? Def Leppard? Just wildly guessing … 0 High Five Telewhacker says: 01/28/2012 at 2:13 pm The Teisco Scorpions 0 High Five RaoulG says: 01/28/2012 at 2:14 pm Is that Winwood in back? Spencer Davis Group? Yeah, I’m kinda bored today aloha LD 0 High Five rexjupiter says: 01/28/2012 at 2:50 pm Wishbone Ash? They are down to one original member. And the two that look like brothers could be the Turner brothers, Martin and Ted. 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 01/28/2012 at 3:13 pm I know this one, so I’m not gonna spill the beans, but one previous guess is only off by *this* much! 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 01/28/2012 at 3:25 pm None of the boys are wearing floods (aka highwaters), so I’m guessing they’re Canadian. On the other hand, is the boy on the left wearing sandals or flip-flops? I’m totally confused. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 01/28/2012 at 3:25 pm Sure looks like some Italian blood in a couple of those kids. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 01/28/2012 at 3:27 pm I’ve got it: hrrundivbakshi’s high school band, the one celebrated in his RTH Christmas Story! 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 01/28/2012 at 4:14 pm I’m guessing Netherlands or Northern European. 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 01/28/2012 at 4:20 pm I’m divining my Arizona roots and guessing Scorpions. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 01/28/2012 at 4:57 pm I was going to suggest Black Sabbath, but now I see no one’s holding a lefty guitar. Mmm… (By the way, I’m guessing because I truly don’t know. I forgot to set this up by saying this photo was passed along by Townsman cherguevarra.) 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 01/28/2012 at 5:16 pm Well, since I know this and Cher doesn’t seem to be around, I’m gonna go ahead and say…. Ding! Ding! Ding! Good instincts, LadymissKR! (Though, I’ll leave it up to Moddy to decide whether or not Telewhacker’s guess at # 12 counts for anything) 0 High Five funoka says: 01/28/2012 at 5:29 pm I really thought CCR was right — Moody Blues? 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 01/28/2012 at 5:43 pm I thought CCR and Van Halen were great opening guesses. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 01/28/2012 at 5:47 pm So according to Bobby B, above, it’s the Scorpions? Now I see what Telewhacker was up to. If it’s the Scorpions I’d say Telewhacker wins the Patented RTH No-Prize while Bobby and Bronzed Nordic God share the RTH Good Sport Award. Bravo, and thanks, cher! 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 01/28/2012 at 5:49 pm And congrats to ladymiss for her follow-up correct guess. 0 High Five cliff sovinsanity says: 01/28/2012 at 6:17 pm Up here we call them thongs. 0 High Five cherguevarra says: 01/28/2012 at 9:41 pm Yes, Ladymiss is correct! I was otherwise engaged for the past few hours, so thanks to BB for filling in for me. Can you imagine a band of today being able to take the journey they took? Ten years to slowly build up some fame and still another ten before they scored a hit? 0 High Five gregg says: 01/29/2012 at 11:32 am I never posted because the hints revealed I was wrong but the guy on the left looks like a young David Byrne. 0 High Five Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.