Nooney Rickett and the Nooney Rickett Four — “Bye Bye Baby”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — February 25, 2023


745) Nooney Rickett and the Nooney Rickett Four — “Bye Bye Baby”

Man, this ’65 45 must be an unreleased number by the Searchers, or maybe the Hollies. It’s not? It’s not. It is, as Acid Revolver says “Fab Searchers/Beau Brummels styled folk rock by Nooney Rickett and the Nooney Rickett Four. A bit of a mouthful, never mind though when the music is this sweet.” (

Indiana Music Makers tells us that:

Born Nooney Everett in Hazard, Kentucky . . . . his recording career was limited to two forgettable singles (one on MGM and one on 20th Century Fox), [but] he had a moment in the spotlight in the mid 1960s, while he was leading the Nooney Rickett 4 in Los Angeles. A well-known act in the California Club Circuit, his band showed up in 1965 on Shindig! (a short-lived music variety show on ABC) and two beach movies. More specifically, the Nooney Rickett 4 performed frequently as the house band on Pajama Party (1965, starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello), and it appeared the following year on Winter A-Go-Go (starring James Stacy).

Acid Revolver also notes that Nooney played with “Arthur Lee and his group LOVE on Lee’s ‘False Start’ album from 1970”. (

Here are the NR4 performing on TV:

And here is a hilarious comment to the clip by marvinwatkinbs8889:

Thank goodness this was “for research only”, and not for superficial nostalgic or amusement purposes. But what sort of “research” could it be for? National Defense, perhaps, or something just as scholarly? BTW: it’s too bad that notification couldn’t have been big enough so that it covered the entire screen. But locating it centrally still was clever and brilliant.

Oh, and here is Pajama Party:

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