Bob Spikard


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Bob Spikard formed an instrumental rock band with his high school buddies and they called themselves the Chantay’s.  The band’s greatest hit, co-written by Bob, was entitled “Pipeline”!  The song redefined the instrumental hit recordings of the era and helped put Surf Guitar on the map.  Although Bob likes to state that the song was not necessarily written as a surf song, “Pipeline” hit the charts in 1963 and has been heard on radio, TV and in the movies ever since.  Bob said he had no idea the song would be so popular for so long stating, “We were lucky because we just wanted to make music.  All the rest of it was gravy!”.