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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