R.G. & The Poppin' Jays
Woodburn, Oregon
1965 - 1968


Raul Garcia ~ Lead Guitar, Vocals
Roy Garcia ~ Rhythm Guitar
Rodney Kahut ~ Drums
Manual Ybarra ~ Lead Vocals, Tambourine
Tony Zapeda ~ Bass, Vocals

Based out of Woodburn, Oregon, this band performed for local dances and fairs, offering a blend of British Invasion and American top forty hits.  Raul Garcia was one of the first guitarist in Oregon to obtain a George Harrison type Rickenbacker guitar, and Tony Zapeda utilized a Framus Bass similar to Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones.

David Higginbotham, May 2002

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Last Update: 15 May 2002
Credits: David Higginbotham
Band # 858