The Royal Guardsmen, Hesperia, CA
The sextet from Ocala, FL rose to fame in 1966 with its smash single, “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron,” which became the title track of its debut album. The album reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and remained there for 12 weeks. It went on to sell one million copies, earning it Platinum certification from the R.I.A.A. in 1967.
Subsequent chart-toppers followed, including: “The Airplane Song,” “Wednesday,” “I Say Love,” “Snoopy’s Christmas” and “Baby Let’s Wait.”
Today, four of the group's original members continue to tour and record. They also will star in an upcoming documentary about their musical journey, "Burned By A Beagle! - The True Story of The Royal Guardsmen."