Born: January 6, 1943 | Died: January 27, 2012
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....