Groupe instrumental Rock 'n' Roll de studio US, les Piltdown Men ont été formé en mai 1960, à Hollywood (Californie),  par le pianiste Lincoln Mayorga et Ed Cobb pour bénéficier de la mode instrumentale de l'époque. Ils se sont séparés en 1962.

A Hollywood studio group that were put together by the Four Preps, the Piltdown Men made some goofy, novelty-tinged instrumentals in the early 1960s that enjoyed modest success in the U.S., and quite a bit in the U.K. Pianist Lincoln Mayorga and former Four Prep Ed Cobb wrote most of their material, which was mildly enjoyable, featherweight stuff that made heavy use of Duane Eddy-style low guitar riffs, Steve Douglas-style sax, and orchestral kettle and tympani drums. "Brontosaurus Stomp" got to number 75 in the States, but it was the flipside, "McDonald's Cave," that really took off in the U.K., where it made the Top 20. The Piltdown Men had two subsequent British Top 20 hits with "Piltdown Rides Again" and "Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone," but Piltdown Men releases ceased after 1962.

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll

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Brontosaurus Stomp (1960)

MCDONALD'S CAVE (1960)

Piltdown Rides Again (1960)

The Great Imposter (1961)

Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone (1961)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

08/1960 SP CAPITOL 4414 (US)  . Brontosaurus Stomp / McDonald's Cave
09/1960 SP CAPITOL 4460 (US)  . Piltdown Rides Again / Bubbles In The Tar
1960 SP CAPITOL F 4414 (DK)  Brontosaurus Stomp / McDonald's Cave
01/1961 SP CAPITOL 4501 (US)  . The Great Imposter / Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone
1961 SP CAPITOL F 4501 (DK)  The Great Imposter / Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone
1961 SP CAPITOL 4581 (US)  . Gargantua / Fossil Rock
1961 EP CAPITOL EAP 1-20117 (F) Piltdown Rides Again / Bubbles In The Tar / McDonald's Cave / Brontosaurus Stomp
02/1962 SP CAPITOL 4703 (US)  . A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody / Big Lizzard
11/1962 SP CAPITOL 4875 (US)  . Night Surfin' / Tequila Bossa Nova
04/1962 EP CAPITOL EAP1 20155 (UK)  Piltdown Rides Again - Piltdown Rides Again / McDonald's Cave / Brontosaurus Stomp / Bubbles In The Tar
1962 EP CAPITOL EAP 1-20215 (F) Gargantua / Fossil Rock / Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone / The Great Imposter
1972 SP CAPITOL 4C 006-81318 M (B) Piltdown Rides Again / Bubbles In The Tar
197? SP CAPITOL 1A 006-86126 (NL)

Popcorn Oldies - 1 - Gargantua / Piltdown Rides Again

03/1987 SP OLD GOLD OG 9646 (UK) . McDonald's Cave / Piltdown Rides Again

Albums

1975 LP 12" CAPITOL 4 C 052-82004 (B) Pioneers Of Rock'n Roll - Brontosaurus Stomp / Mac Donald's Cave / Piltdown Rides Again / Bubbles In The Tar / The Great Imposter / Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone / Gargantua / Fossil Rock / Big Lizzard / A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody / Tequila Bossa Nova / Night Surfin'
1981 LP 12" CAPITOL 1A 054 82004 (NL) THE PILTDOWN MEN - Brontosaurus Stomp  / Mac Donald's Cave / Piltdown Rides Again / Bubbles In The Tar / he Great Imposter / Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone / Gargantua / Fossil Rock / Big Lizard / A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody / Tequila Bossa Nova / Night Surfin'
05/1998 CD ACE CDCHD 681 (UK) PILTDOWN MEN RIDES AGAIN - McDonald's Cave / Brontosaurus Stomp / Piltdown Rides Again / Bubbles In The Air / The Great Impostor / Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone / Gargantua #2 / Fossil Rock / Gargantua / Agricultural Twist / A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody / Big Lizzard / Flint Stomp / Night Surfin' / Tequila Bossa Nova / Sentimental Journey (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / Birmingham Jail (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / Adam's Rib (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / Green, Green (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / Leap Frog (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / St. Louis Blues (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / Theme from "Lilies Of The Field" (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / Swanee River (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / I'll Cry Instead (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / In The Mood (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / Chloe (Ernie FIELDS & His Orchestra) / Swingin' Drums (Billy MAY & His Orchestra) / Drum Village, Pt. 1 (Earl PALMER) / Drum Village, Pt. 2 (Earl PALMER)

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