Neighb’rhood Childr’n

Neighb’rhood Childr’n were an American psychedelic rock band that released a 1968 self-titled album on Atca Records.

Members: Dyan Hoffman (vocals, keyboards, tambourine), Rick Bolz (vocals, guitar, harmonica, tambourine), Ron Raschdorf (guitar, harmonica, tambourine, vocals), Wayne Arthur Farrens (harmonica, drums, vocals), George Glenn (bass guitar)

Neighb’rhood Childr’n evolved from The Navarros, a garage band from Ashland, Oregon, with singer–keyboardist Dianne Hoffman and singer–guitarist Rick Bolz. On the LA-based GNP Crescendo, The Navarros cut one 1965 single: the Ike Turner cover “Ikie,” a mid-tempo male–female harmony rocker with a galloping bridge; backed with the Bolz original “Moses,” a jittery surf-rocker.

The Navarros moved to San Francisco but lost three members to the military. Dianne (who abbreviated her forename to Dyan) and Bolz hired guitarist Ron Raschdorf and drummer Wayne Arthur Farren, both from Oroville north of Sacramento. As Neighb’rhood Childr’n, they signed with Atca, the newly established psychedelic subsidiary of the LA-based Dot Records label.


  • Neighb’rhood Childr’n (1968)


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