Frijid Pink, originally comprised of singer Kelly Green, bassist Tom
Harris, guitarist Gary Ray Thompson, keyboardist Larry Zelanka and drummer
Richard Stevers, formed in 1967.
In 1969, the group signed with the Parrot label. Their first two singles,
"Tell Me Why" and "Drivin' Blues," failed to win many listeners. Their
third single, a distorted version of
"The House of the Rising Sun" climbed
into the Top Ten on the charts in the United States. It became an even
bigger hit, internationally.