Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys were one of those classic rock bands that oldies music fans will probably remember. The band was founded in New York City. They are known for their only hit and charting single “Good Old Rock and Roll”, which almost made it to the Billboard Hot 100’s top 20 (Stalled #21)during the late 60s music era. Their debut album, “The Street Giveth… And the Street Taketh Away” was produced by Jimi Hendrix.

The group was founded in New York’s Lower East Side in 1967. By the end of the year they were regularly appearing in Greenwich Village, which led to their gig as the house band at Electric Circus in the East Village where they met Hendrix’s manager, Michael Jeffrey. The deal was too sweet to pass up, so they got a “sweetheart” deal with Polydor Records and the promise that they would open for Jimi Hendrix’s national tour..

 

They decided to move out west and established roots in San Francisco…it just made more sense than NYC… After hree more albums the band called it quits and moved on their merry ways….,If  it matters… Good Old Rock and Roll… made it at #50 in 1969 in the year end polls… The definitive “One Hit Wonder”