The Hollywood Argyles

The Hollywood Argyles

About The Hollywood Argyles

The Hollywood Argyles were an American musical ensemble, assembled for studio recordings by the producer and songwriter Kim Fowley and his friend and fellow musician Gary Paxton. They had a US number one hit record, 'Alley Oop' (Lute Records 5905) in 1960. According to Paxton - who, at the time, was half of Skip & Flip - 'Alley Oop' was written by Dallas Frazier as a country tune: 'As for the name, Kim Fowley and I were living in a $15-a-week room in Hollywood.... Since I was still under contract (to Brent Records) as 'Flip,' I couldn't put my name on 'Alley Oop.' Seeing that the studio was on the corner of Hollywood Blvd.

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