The Buoys

The Buoys were an American pop-rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., that released a standalone single in 1969, followed by a self-titled album with four accompanying singles in 1971, all on Scepter Records. The album is alternately recognized as Timothy and Give Up Your Guns due to the two song titles emblazoned on the cover photo. Rupert Holmes wrote and arranged nine of the 10 songs, including the #17 Billboard Top 40 hit “Timothy.” The band released three further non-album singles on Polydor between 1973 and 1975.

Members: Billy Kelly (lead vocals), Fran Bozena (keyboards), Jerry Hludzik (bass), Chris Hanlon (guitar), Carl Siracuse (drums)

Album discography:

Non-album singles discography:

  • “These Days” / “Don’t You Know It’s Over” (1969)
  • “Don’t Try to Run” / “Dreams” (1973)
  • “Liza’s Last Ride” / “Downtown Singer” (1973)
  • “Don’t Cry Blue” / “Borderline” (1975)

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