Benefit Event/Show For Eddie" Mr.Rebel" Bertrand

A benefit show to raise money for Eddie Bertrand.

He's had a couple of bad falls and broken his hips. Tim(HB Kahuna),Tom Duncan,and Jeff(BigTiki Dude)Hanson are working hard,putting together the benefit show on behalf of Eddie.

Here is the line up for the Big Show.

(not in order of appearance)

The Riptides (south bay band) not Jason Lee and the RIP tides.
The Eliminators,
The Insect Surfers,
Secret Samurai,
The Men Of Mystery,
and an All Star Jam,
doing songs of the Bel-Airs,
and Eddie and the Showmen,
Feat, John Blair, Paul Johnson, Tim Fitzpatrick, John Benton, Jim Frias,and Matt Quilter.
* possibly some other legends.

It will be at Don the Beachcomber
in Sunset Beach Ca.
16278 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(562) 592-1321
on Sat. Feb. 5th.
and will go from 2 pm to 10 pm.
in the Back, High Chiefs Room.
and Hidden Village
with many cool raffle items. The cost will be a 20 dollar donation.

Please make plans now. You won't want to miss this.
If you really can't make it.they will have a paypal account where you can donate to Eddie from afar.
But Please try to make it if you can.

If you want to do a Tribute show in your area, and send the funds to Eddie, that would be excellent.

If you want to send some merch from your band for the raffle.
That would be great too.

Please send an e-mail to

Band Interests:
Fender guitars, amplification, and reverberation units
Eddie & the Showmen were a surf rock band of the 1960s. Formed in Southern California by Eddie Bertrand, formerly of The Bel-Airs, they released several singles on Liberty records though never a full album. Their highest-charting single in Los Angeles was Mr. Rebel, which reached #4 on the Wallichs Music City Hit List on February 10, 1964.

The band originally formed because Eddie Bertrand wanted to move on from the Bel-Airs. While the Bel-Airs focused more on guitar interplay and a moderate sound, Eddie & the Showmen played a more aggressive style, with a prominent lead guitar and heavy sound. The band's original drummer was ex-Mousketeer Dick Dodd, who later joined The Standells. Interestingly enough, one of Eddie & the Showmen's biggest hits, Squad Car, was a cover of the Bel-Airs. Squad Car is also one of the most covered surf instrumentals among modern surf bands, and most versions sound more like the Eddie & the Showmen version than the Bel-Airs version.


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