Though their singles were pulled from production and distribution due to the Gemcor label going out of business, this unfortunate
reality hasn't negatively affected the legendary status of The Rumors' lone single, Hold Me Now b/w Without Her, in the slightest.
Both sides of the single have been frequently comped, and Hold Me Now received perhaps the greatest compliment afforded a '60's
garage band song by being selected for inclusion in the Nuggets box set. Drummer Norman Prinsky recalls his days in the band for
) - besides The Rumors.
(Much information also appears in the liner notes/insert on our CD The Cicadelic Sixties '60s, Vol. 8). My first band,
formed at about age thirteen or fourteen, was with Neil Seidel (from a family of professional musicians, and who went on
to be in the orchestra for the Dinah Shore TV show, I've heard), who played guitar, and Bob Ohrling, who played alto sax,
and with me on the drums. The group had the Klassy name of The Kool Kats. A couple of years later, a longer-lasting group
was composed of Neil Seidel, Jon Wexler (alto and tenor sax), and me, with the name (influenced by the Modern Jazz Quartet - MJQ)
of the NJN trio (Neil and I always argued about who the first "N" was). This group won a prize on a local Los Angeles TV station,
sponsored by an Oldsmobile dealer, called Rocket to Stardom. In several groups, Larry Scher was the bass player, and he was
the one who suggested bringing me into The Rumors.
An Interview With Norm Prinsky
60sgaragebands.com (60s): How did you first get interested in music?
Norm Prinsky (NP): Probably first by hearing musical records when a child, and then when I was forced to take piano lessons at
about six or seven years old.
60s: Was The Rumors your first band?
NP: I was in many, many bands - I believe I mention these on my website (