Photos with The Castaways
The Castaways were a "garage rock" group formed in Richland, Minnesota, in 1962. The original members were Jim Donna (keyboards), Bob Folschow (lead guitar), Dick Roby (bass), Roy Hensley (rhythm guitar) and Denny Craswell (drums). They scored their lone hit song with the marvelously wacky frat party rock classic "Liar, Liar" in 1965. With its bizarre falsetto lead vocal by Folschow, quivery guitar, ripping keyboards and driving beat, "Liar, Liar" peaked at #12 on the Billboard pop charts and sold a million copies. The band appears as themselves and performs their signature tune in the "beach party" It's a Bikini World (1967). Read more... Moreover, "Liar, Liar" was featured on the soundtracks of Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Married to the Mob (1988). Guitarist Hensley died on June 8, 2005. Jim Donna was inducted into the Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame in 2005 and now fronts a new version of the Castaways, which performs at various events on a regular basis.