Their follow-up album was Two Sides of The Chantays in 1964. The Chantays toured Japan and the US joining the Righteous Brothers and Roy Orbison on a few occasions, and they were the only rock and roll band to perform on the Lawrence Welk Show. "Pipeline" (published as sheet music in 1962 by Downey Music Publishing) has become a standard surf rock hit. The tune has since been covered by Lawrence Welk himself (on the Dot album Scarlet O'Hara), Al Caiola (United Artists - Album "Greasy Kid Stuff"), The Ventures, Agent Orange, Hank Marvin, Lively Ones. Dick Dale with the help of Stevie Ray Vaughan (Grammy Nominated), by thrash metal band Anthrax, Bad Manners, and also by Johnny Thunders. "Pipeline" has also been featured in many films, television programs and commercials. It also appears on numerous compilation albums. The Chantays have been honored for their contributions to music.
Some of the highlights include being honored on April 12, 1996 by Hollywood's Rock Walk, that was founded to honor individuals and bands that have made lasting and important contributions to music. The Chantays have also been included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. "Pipeline" is listed as one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Along with Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers and Diane Keaton, The Chantays were honored by the City of Santa Ana, California and Santa Ana High School when they named a street after them, Chantays Way.
OC Weekly Magazine also named The Chantays as one of the Best Orange County Bands. Today, the Chantays are still playing. The band's original members Bob Spickard, Brian Carman and Bob Welch are joined by long time members Gil Orr, Ricky Lewis and Brian Nussle. The Chantays have recorded two new albums: The Next Set (live recording) and Waiting for the Tide. Some of the tracks included new songs "Crystal T" and "Killer Dana", along with remakes of "Pipeline", "El Conquistador" and "Blunderbus".
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