The Tempests

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Members
Dave Kaspersin: Vocals/Guitar
Ken Stewart: Vocals/Guitar
Jim Herney: BGV/Bass
Jim Collins: Drums
Website
[WWW]http://dynrec.com/tempests/

The Tempests were a surf rock band popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s, known for their contrast to softer music of the time. They still appear to be floating around in one form or another. However, pretty much the sole reason for creating this page is to point people to their anthem Rockin' Rochester U.S.A — which despite its somewhat dated sound, it remains tremendous fun. Sure bet to get at least a grin or giggle out of anyone familiar with the area.

In their final years together as a band, they changed their name to Casper and The Ghosts.

Lyrics, "Rockin' Rochester"
Well, I left California 'bout a week ago
I'm headin' for my home, and I think you know
It's in Rockin' Rochester, Rockin' Rochester
Rockin' Rochester, Rockin' Rochester
Rockin' Rochester, Rochester, U. S. A.

Well I got a pretty girl a-waitin' there for me
She's gonna give me kisses down by the Genesee
In Rockin' Rochester, Rockin' Rochester
Rockin' Rochester, Rockin' Rochester
Rockin' Rochester, Rochester, U. S. A.

Well Rochester, it's a swingin' place
Rochester, they keep it real real (?)
It's a mighty fine town
In Rochester, they go 'round and 'round

[Guitar Solo]

Well, you know know know why I'm singing this (?)
(Huh?)
They all know we're what we're putting down (maybe?)
In Rochester, they go 'round and 'round

Rockin' Rochester, Rockin' Rochester
Rockin' Rochester, Rockin' Rochester
Rockin' Rochester, Rockin' Rochester
Rockin' Rochester, Rockin' Rochester
Rockin' Rochester, Rochester, U. S. A.