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G.T.O. by Ronny and the Daytonas on Mala 4001
Released September 1964. The album cover features a spinner hubcap with cuts of the 1964 GTO hood scoop, the GTO 6.5 litre crest, the 1964 GTO taillight, and of course the group Ronny & the Daytonas. Ronny & the Daytonas were: John “Buck” Wilkin, Buzz Cason, Bobby Russell, Bill Justis, and Bergen White. The single G.T.O. reached the #4 position of the Top 20 in August 1964.
G.T.O. by Ronny and the Daytonas on Sundazed LP 5050 (reissue)
Released 1997. This is a compilation of the hits of Ronny and the Daytonas. The title song G.T.O. is included. Cover features the group Ronny and the Daytonas standing in front of a light blue 1964 GTO. Also released as a CD (see the CD section).
WKNR Oldies but Goodies Volume Two pressed by Original Sound Sales Corp
This album technically not a Pontiac album, but it is presented here for the cover which features the WKNR disc jockeys jumped (for joy?) in front of the 1966 GeeTO Tiger. The proceeds from the sale of the LP went to charity. There are no car songs on the album. Release date unknown, but would guess 1966 or 1967.
PONTIAC – that’s the car for me!Copyright 1927 by Pontiac Division of General Motors. Words and music by Nelson H. Bell. Cover features a 1927 Pontiac and an Indian maiden.
Copyright 1928 by Merrit T. Carhart and Porter E Potts for Oakland Pontiac Motor Cars. Words and music by Porter E. Potts. Cover features a 1928 Pontiac.
The Big Sounds of the GeeTO Tiger at the GM Proving Grounds was the flip side of GeeTO Tiger by the tigers released in 1965 as a handout in Pontiac dealerships.
Billy’s Got a Goat by Patty Flabbies’ Coughed Engine on Diamond D-252
I can find no additional information about this group or song. Flip side is Tin Can Eater, rumored to be Billy’s got a Goat recorded backwards. Quite possible, it certainly makes no sense when played in the normal fashion.
Bonneville by The Rollers on Liberty F-55303
Released in 1960, no other information known about this group.
Bonneville by the Mark 4’s on Bonus 7041
No other information available.
Bonneville Bonnie by the Rip Chords from the album Three Window Coupe on Columbia CL-2216
Album was released August 1964. Some of the artists who performed with the Rip Chords are Ernie Bringas, Arnie Marcus, Rich Rotkin, and Phil Stewart. I am unaware if this version was ever released as a single.
Chief and his G.T.O. by Johnny Smith and the Missouri Four on Pam 17153.
Single was released in 1970, and parodies the St. Marys Missouri speed trap on US Highway 61. The police chief drove a red Pontiac GTO. Allegedly, Johnny Smith operated a filling station in St. Marys, not other information known.
Firebird by The Firebirds on Super K 6
No other information known at this time.
Firebird by the Ohio Express on Buddah BDA 70
Released in 1968. Have no other information at this time.
Firebird by the Ohio Express on Radio Active Gold 8 (reissue)
Release date unknown.
Gee Too Tiger by The Force Five on Ascot 2206 (promo)
Released in 1966. Can find no additional information about this group.
Gee Too Tiger by The Force Five on United Artists 1118
No other information at this time.
The GeeTO Tiger (gold label version) was released in 1965 and has a notation on the label “Technical Consultant: Car Craft Magazine”. This record came in a single (as opposed to the Pontiac give-away fold-out) picture sleeve. The front on the sleeve features the 1965 GTO convertible with The Tigers singing group. The reverse side of the sleeve announces a contest sponsored by Hurst. The grand prize was a 1965 Pontiac GTO with Hurst accessories.
The GeeTO Tiger was a handout in Pontiac dealerships in 1965. Your Pontiac dealer paid $8.75 for 25 copies. Pontiac Tiger Promotional Materials form SP2134 listed this record, as well as a host of other GTO promotional material. This record came in a fold-out picture sleeve graced by the tiger head and skin covering the hood of a 1965 GTO. The inside of the sleeve feature pictures of the 4-speed shifter, TI, a winding road, a burning red-line, and the obligatory tri-power. The reverse of the sleeve has a picture of The Tigers group (Barry Hockenberger, Neal Moser, Jerry Cervenka, Enzo Piazza, and John Anderson) with a yellow 1965 GTO convertible. This record is a white label and is differentiated from the other version (gold label) by the number SPEC-773 as opposed to the gold label CP-773.
GeeTO Tiger by The Tigers on Continental 369 (reissue)
No other information about this release.
The GeeTO Prowl is the flip side of the gold label GeeTO Tiger with single picture sleeve.
The GeeTO Prowl by The Tigers on Continental 369 (reissue)
No other information about this release.
Go Back, Go Back to your Pontiac by The Darby Sisters on Cub K9041 (promo)
Released in 1959, this is a ballad about a young lad always in trouble with his girl friend, as he spends all of his available funds on an old Pontiac hot rod. Cute lyrics. Can find no information about the group.
Go Go G.T.O. by Carol & Cheryl on Colpix CP-767 (promo)
Released in February 1965, this record is reported in a number of price guides to also be done by the artists “The Carmel Sisters” with the same name and same label information. I have yet to find anyone who has seen a record Go Go G.T.O. by The Carmel Sisters.The group consists of Carol and Cheryl Connors. The song was written by Carol Connors, Terry Melcher, and Jan Berry (of Jan & Dean).
Grand Prix by Lou Blackburn on Imperial 5943
Have not heard this song, so do not know if it refers to the Pontiac Grand Prix, or the Grand Prix racing circuit. Released in June 1963.
Grand Prix by Clifton Chenier on Arhoolie 535
This version .is an instrumental. No other information at this time.
Grand Prix by Clifton Chenier on album by Arhoolie
Grand Prix by the Motormen on Momentum 661
This version is an instrumental. No other information at this time.
G.T.O by The Buddies from the album The Buddies & The Compacts on Mercury MGW 12293
The Buddies were a studio group produced by Mike Curb and Nick Venet. Individual musicians not known to me. Not aware that this version of G.T.O. was ever released as a single.
G.T.O. by The Jalopy Five from the album Draggin and Surfin on Modern Sound MS-536
This album released in 1965. Am unaware if this version of G.T.O. was ever released as a single. Have no other information about The Jalopy Five.
G.T.O. by Ronny & the Daytonas on Mala 481
First released in 1964, Ronny & the Daytonas also released a 33 RPM album entitled GTO. Evidently re-released a number of times, serious record collectors can enjoy searching for variations of the label. The one pictured here is believed to be the earliest release. Ronny & the Daytonas were: John “Buck” Wilkin, Buzz Cason, Bobby Russell, Bill Justis, and Bergen White. G.T.O. reached the #4 position of the Top 20 in August 1964.
G.T.O. by Ronny & the Daytonas on Flashback AFS-9231
The G.T.O. on Flashback is a re-issue (the original G.T.O. was released on Mala) and is probably the most common of all records about Pontiacs.
GTO Rock by Cashmen, Pistilli & West ZCTV-142255
GTO Rock was part of the 1970 Pontiac sales promotional package. This record was to be played in the Pontiac dealerships only. It carries the notation: “Warning: Not for Broadcast Use”.
GTO by Sinatta on Stock, Aiken & Waterman (UK). Release date 1987. Picture sleeve. Note the car pictured on the picture sleeve is a Ferrari GTO, not a Pontiac. One can still listen to the music.
GTO by The Scramblers from the album Little Honda on Wyncote W 9048
This album released in 1964. Song was not released as a single by The Scramblers. Internet sources suggest The Scramblers were actually Jerry Cole.
The Judge by Paul Revere & the Raiders ZCTV-141714
The Judge was the soundtrack from a 1969 GTO television commercial done by Paul Revere and the Raiders. The record was a part of the 1969 Pontiac sales promotional package. It consists of 5 tracks, of which 2 could be broadcast. The other three tracks were to be played only in the Pontiac showroom. One of (possibly the) most storied of all automotive records; the label is a picture of a Rally II wheel (of course the black vinyl represents the rubber). The song was not publicly released in record form in 1969; but was subsequently released as a track on a much later Paul Revere & The Raiders CD, due to a conversation of a GTO enthusiast and a member of the Raiders.
This record released in 1978 . The picture sleeve features a fuzzy close-up of a blonde. I can find no other information about this group, although there are as of yet unsubstantiated rumors.
This record released in 1978. The group consists of Rodney Bingrnheimer, Diane Rovell, and Marilyn Wilson. The backing band was Blondie. The picture sleeve features a well-dressed young gentleman and a young lady in a cheerleader’s costume with a purple 1967 GTO.
Mustang Sally & GTO by John Lee Hooker on the CD More Real Folk Blues on MCA. Do not know if this song was ever recorded as a single.
My Mighty G.T.O. was released in 1964. Of course Jan & Dean are Jan Berry and Dean Torrence. One of the more common of the GTO records, but difficult to find in decent, playable condition.
Pontiac by Lyle Lovett on Curb MCA-53246
Released in 1983. No other information known.
Pontiac by Merci Elvis
No other information at this time.
Pontiac Blues by Sonny Boy Williamson on Trumpet 145
No other information at this time.
Pontiac Blues by Sonny Boy Williamson on album by London
Three Carburetors on Crest 45-1051 by Don Carson and The Whirlaways. No, it isn’t Pontiac related, but the title fits!
Tin Can Eater by Patty Flabbies” Coughed Engine on Diamond D-252
Flip side of Billy’s got a Goat. Rumored to be Billy’s got a Goat recorded backwards.
Wide Track by The Superstocks from the album Shutdown on Capitol DT-1918
The Superstocks were a “studio group” under the direction of Gary Usher. Various artists composed The Superstocks. I am unaware of which individual artists actually recorded this song. Artists who recorded under the name The Superstocks include Richard Burns, Glen Campbell, Steve Douglas, Chuck Girard, Joe Kelly, Richie Podolor, Billy Strange, Tommy Tedesco, and Gary Usher. I have no information whether this song was ever recorded as a single.
The picture sleeve features a shot of the group. The group consisted of Mark Farner, Bob Caldwell, Curt Johnson, Herman Jackson, and Don Brewer. The group later became Grand Funk Railroad. WideTrackin’ released in 1967.
Yellow ’67 GTO by Ronnie Parish and the Uptown Country Band on Studio four 111.
No other information about this group known.
2 + 2 by The Chords on Hit 163
No other information known
2 + 2 by The Jalopy Five from the album Draggin and Surfin on Modern Sound MS-536
This album was released in 1965. Am unaware if this version of 2 + 2 was ever released as a single. Have no other information concerning The Jalopy Five.
2 + 2 by Sandy & the Beachcombers on Spar 760
No other information available at this time.
G.T.O by Ronny and the Daytonas on Sundazed SC 11046. Released 1997 (also released as a 33 1/3 RPM album).
Best of Ronny & the Daytonas on Landlocked 262 528 (Germany). Date of release unknown. Contains the song G.T.O.
SANTA’S GOT A GTO! on Dionysus 123353. Contains the song Santa’s Got a GTO by the Ramonas. Have not found this as a single, but it may exist. Release date unknown.
Some of the younger members of the Pontiac fraternity mistakenly believe that the “Here Comes Da (The) Judge” records were about the Pontiac GTO Judge, when it fact the GTO Judge was a spoof on the Here Comes Da Judge routines from Saturday Night Live. These items are presented here for those members.
Here Comes Da Judge by The Buena Vistas on Marquee MQ-443A
Here Comes Da Judge by the Finky Fuzz on Epic 5-10343 (DJ copy)
Here Comes The Judge by The Magistrates on MGM K13946
Here Comes The Judge by The Magistrates DJ copy MGM K13946
Here Comes The Judge by Shorty Long on Soul S-35044
Here Comes The Judge by Peter Tosh on Shock JG-3552
Here Comes The Judge by Pigmeat Markham on Chess 2049
Here Comes The Judge by Daddy Dewdrop on Indigo IND-4444
Here Comes The Judge by Pigmeat Markham on Chess LPS-1523