Question Mark and the Mysterians (rendered ? and the Mysterians on the record label) are an American rock and roll band formed in Bay City, Michigan, in 1962.The group is best known for its song '96 Tears', a garage rock classic recorded in 1966, that reached No.A_1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and would sell over one million copies and receive a BMI award for over three million airplays. Question Mark and the Mysterians was perhaps the first band to be described as punk rock, and also may be the first Latino rock group to have a mainstream hit record in the United States. The group named itself after the 1957 Japanese science fiction film The Mysterians, in which aliens from the destroyed planet Mysteroid arrive to conquer Earth.The band's frontman and primary songwriter was ?.
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