a documentary in progress by Terry Murphy

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Question Mark

 

 

 

Bobby Balderrama

 

 

 

Frank Lugo

 

 

 

Frank Rodriguez

 

 

 

Robert Martinez

96 TEARS

MYSTERIANS BIO.

 

SITE INDEX

 

 

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MySpace Page

 

RECENT SHOWS

 

INQUIRIES

 

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ARE YOU FOR REAL?

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In the vast wasteland of suburban Detroit way back in the 1970s, I had a job, and it was a good one.

I worked in my friend’s greeting cards store, and boy, we sure had fun in that place.

We goofed off, ate pizza and submarine sandwiches, and we slept off our Saturday hangovers on the warehouse shelves.


The blaring oldies radio station was always on, spittin’ out the hits.

At least once a day Question Mark and The Mysterians’ “96 Tears” would shatter the airwaves, and get us dancing and singing along.  It was positively our favorite.

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? and The Mysterians-W/Dick-1966

I found the band’s first album at a garage sale and I wore out the grooves. I discovered they were from Michigan. They looked like bad-asses, and I liked that. The music was unique and fun -- the definition of rock and roll.


But life went on, and on. 

In 1997, I heard from my cousin that the original band had reformed and was playing around the state. He and his son had gone to one of their shows and snuck backstage to meet them.

He said the Mysterians were cool guys and that Question Mark was "out of this world."

I asked him to pass along my phone number to Question Mark, figuring I'd make a little ten minute documentary film about the band.

Little did I know that my first ten minutes with Question Mark would, like the Twilight Zone, carry me off into another dimension that blurred the lines between space and time.

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Q'-Austin,TX-1998


The man claims he is from Mars, and that he came to this planet when the Dinosaurs tromped the earth.  Obviously, something of this enormity would not be covered in my "10 minute film".

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"THE ENIGMA"-1998

It soon became very clear to me that I would be documenting the mythical Question Mark for the remainder of my life, and the enormity of the thought left me franticly searching for another filmmaker since I‘ll have to depart from this planet before this monster‘s completed.

 

Hopefully, I’ll find someone youthful enough carry the project through to Q's 96th birthday celebration, because the people on this here planet need to see it!  So do the extraterrestrials, who Question Mark assures me do indeed exist.

Rest assured, though, this documentary in its short form will soon come to life. I hope you enjoy what I‘ve put together so far.

Presently the film is entitled "Are You For Real?"-but I'm thinking of changing the title to "96 Years"

Thanks so much for checking it out !

Terry Murphy

 

Copyright 2010 Terrence Murphy

 

 

The original band formed in 1962.

? at WTAC- Home of the HITS! - 1997

 

Eddie Serrato - Interviewed 1997.

 

? and The Mysterians and a lot of happy fans .