Roger Stafford

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Born: January 6, 1943 | Died: January 27, 2012    Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Roger Stafford, lead singer with the popular 1960's television and recording surf band, The Royale Monarchs.

Stafford, the handsome, vivacious and driving front man was a real showman on stage and became popular at the Cinnamon Cinder night clubs and developed a large following from the TV show appearances in the Los Angeles area. He and the Monarchs sat front row center when The Beatles first played the Hollywood Bowl, which Bob Eubanks had placed his home up as collateral to bring the English mob head group to Los Angeles, producing the event.

The Royale Monarchs were a Southern California surf band of the late 1960s, signed by radio personality Bob Eubanks as house band at his Cinnamon Cinder night clubs, regulars on his “Hollywood Dance Time” and “The Cinnamon Cinder” television shows....
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Royale Monarchs
Whole Lot of Shakin Going On (1962) (Dell)
Sombrero Stomp (1962) (Dell)
The Cinnamon Cinder Show / Bob Eubanks (1963-65) (TV)
My Babe (1964) (Dell)
(Hey) Surfs Up (1964) (Dell)
Great Balls of Fire (1964) (Dell)
Teen Scene (1964) (Dell)
Cinnamon Cinder Show Christmas Special / Bob Eubanks (1965) (TV)
Collector-oriented Compilation LPs and CDs containing their tracks
At The Rockhouse, vol 11 (Eagle)
Red Hot Rock 'N' Roll (Red Hot)
High School Favorites (Teen)
I Want Rock (White Label)

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