Formed in 1965, the now legendary California band, PAPA DOO RUN RUN, quickly discovered their forte - they sounded like the Beach Boys! That sound led them to surf music icons, Jan & Dean, and from 1976-80 Papa toured North America with the duo. In the 80s Papa graduated from J&D to the Beach Boys, and toured and recorded with members of that band throughout the next 2 decades. The group also had an unprecedented 15-year run as the "Celebrity House Band" at Disneyland from 1975-90!
Papa’s Top 40 hit, “Be True To Your School” (RCA 1975),reached No. 1 in California. Their ground breaking CD “California Project” (Telarc 1985) exploded onto the Billboard Hot 100 CD Chart at no. 17 and earned the band their second Gold Record and a Grammy Nomination. Additionally, Papa Doo Run Run appeared in, and recorded the soundtrack album for the CBS-TV movie “Deadman’s Curve”. The band currently has 10 CD releases (1995-2009 Blue Pacific) and a full length DVD.
Today, Papa Doo Run Run still averages about 100 dates a year, worldwide. Their act encompasses all the great Classic Rock hits of the 60's and 70's, with a special emphasis on their award winning re-creation of the hits of the Beach Boys. Their best kept secret... Papa Doo Run Run is who the Beach Boys call when they need someone to fill in in their band.