were a Los Angeles
based pop band, best known for producing singer/songwriter Emitt Rhodes
and featuring Joel Larson
on drums Gary Kato on lead guitar, Bill Rinehart on bass. The band released only one full length album, The Merry-Go-Round (album)
). "Live", the first single from their album, was a top 10 smash at both KHJ in Los Angeles and KGB in San Diego, although it failed to crack the top 50 on the national charts. "Live" was covered by The Bangles
in on their 1984
album All Over the Place
and "Time Will Show The Wiser" was recorded by Fairport Convention
on their debut album in 1968, a song still played regularly by Fairport at their Cropredy
A CD containing their only LP and other existing material was issued in 2005 on Rev-Ola.
- allmusic.com - Band profile of the Merry-Go-Round.
- - Joel-Larson.com