The 'California Sun' Sets On Bo Fortson
October 18, 2012 at 8:56 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of MARTY "BO" FORTSON, the guitarist and lead singer on THE RIVIERAS' "California Sun." FORTSON died at age 67.
THE RIVIERAS were originally named THE PLAYMATES, but switched in honor of the BUICK RIVIERA. The band was formed at SOUTH BEND Central High School during the height of the military draft and FORTSON decided to join the Marines shortly after recording "California Sun" in CHICAGO.