Randy Holden


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Musician, Guitarist

Randy Holden was a teenager when he formed a rock and blues band in Pennsylvania called The Iridescents.  The core of that band moved to California to follow the wave of emerging Surf instrumental bands and formed The Fender IV.  The band recorded several songs that have since played an important role in instrumental recordings of the era, including surf anthems “Mar Gaya” and “Everybody Up.”  Randy later played in the bands Son of Adam, Blue Cheer, and a band under his own name.  He was interviewed for the NAMM Oral History program at the Surf Guitar 101 event in 2016.