The Barbarians

60’s Pop

Years active; 1964 - 1967

always klick on pic’s.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

formed in the summer of 1964 in Provincetown, Massachusetts

The Barbarians

Past members; Victor "Moulty" Moulton (drums, vocals), Bruce Benson (guitar, 1964-67), Ronnie Enos (guitar, 1964-65), Jerry Causi (bass, 1964-67), Geoffrey Morris (guitar, 1965-67), Denny Romans [Demian Bell] (guitar, vocals, 1967-68), Walter Parks (bass, 1967-68)

The Barbarians were an American garage rock band formed in Cape Cod, Massachusetts that were active between 1964 and 1967, and briefly re-formed in 1973 to cut an album under a different lineup. At the height of their popularity, the band was touted as an American counterpart of The Rolling Stones. Particularly striking in their appearance was the sight of drummer, Victor "Moulty" Molton's prosthetic hook used in place of his missing left hand to hold his left drumstick during performances. During their tenure, the Barbarians produced two nationally charting hits, including the novelty single, "Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?”.


The Barbarians were formed in the summer of 1964 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, by original members Victor "Moulty" Moulton, Bruce Benson, Ronnie Enos, and Jerry Causi. The band was quickly assembled by Moulton, who had agreed to do a gig at The Rumpus Room, an ex-jazz club where his cousin worked. After packing the house for their opening performance, they were asked to come back numerous times throughout the season. By the end of the summer, record companies had heard about them and they were taken to New York to start their careers. While their first single, "Hey Little Bird" produced by Al Ham (on Joy Records (New York)) was unsuccessful, two of their next three singles (on Laurie) charted on Billboard, (with "Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?," peaking at No. 55) and also made the Cash Box charts. "Are You a Boy" was co-written by Doug Morris, who went on to head Universal Music Group. … Read the original text here >>> The Barbarians

Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl - 1965

Take It Or Leave It - 1965

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