Fave Song #79, #RCR

RCR – Hey, Pachuco

The Royal Crown Revue (RCR) is a band formed in 1989 in Los Angeles, California. They are often credited with starting the Swing Revival movement. Live, RCR has been extremely successful: They participated in 1998’s Vans Warped Tour, opened for the B-52s and The Pretenders and played at major US Jazz Festivals. The band also filmed an episode of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”, which aired in March 2010.

RCR made numerous film, television, radio and print appearances, including The Mask, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Viva Variety, The Today Show and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In 1998 the group appeared at the Playboy Jazz Festival, recorded and performed live with Bette Midler at the Billboard Music Awards and composed the original theme for the WB Network’s 1999 television season.

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