The Beau Brummels were one of my favorite groups back in the day. Their songs had interesting chords and harmony and to my ear the band was like a San Francisco version of the Beatles.
In late 1966 they even came to Farmington NM to play at the Boys Club, the same place where I recorded the Torques playing in 1965. Before the show I was talking to some of the roadies backstage (which means behind the boxing ring at the Boys Club) and heard that the guitar player for the opening band had missed his flight. I volunteered and went home and got my Gibson and came back and played with them for their set. I sort of knew the songs and their arrangements and it went okay.