"KNUZ voted us as one of the most popular bands in Texas for Gulf Coast Surf Pop in 66 and 67," George told mikemcguff.com.
Speaking of KNUZ, the band sent me a KNUZ aircheck interview they did in 1966 (embedded above). In fact, the day after this interview, The Surf Knights played at Sharpstown Mall. George says the DJ was Chuck McGregor, who might have/not been Buddy McGregor on air. If so, Buddy interviewed The Beatles on the set of Help and then sold the record of that on air. Yeah, Houston radio was pretty competitive back then.
The Knights signed with Decca Records and released the cult hit Houdini. But just as Greg Brady became "Johnny Bravo", The Surf Knights were forced to become The Dream Machine by the label.
Fast forward to the 21st Century, the surfs up again, but this time with Tom George and Dean Cook as the original members (Rick Lyons is now drums, Guy "Blues Man" is on the bass).
The Surf Knights' new/old album, Midnight Surf, can be ordered here.