1965 at a teen dance at the local YMCA.

1965 at a teen dance at the local YMCA.

The Fly-Bi-Nites

The Fly-Bi-Nites

First Bass

After being advised by an uncle to get a Fender or Gibson bass because it was the latest thing and "everybody will be using them," Tommy started playing electric bass  with friends in their bands.













 
The Fly-Bi-Nites recorded "Found Love" by Greg Presmanes and Bobby Levinson on Tiffany Records in 1967. In 2014 the tune was chosen as the sound track for the key hash dream sequence in Mad Men episode "A Tale of Two Cities."

From left to right: Drummer and bandleader Doug Friedman, songwriter and lead vocalist Greg Presmanes, songwriter and rhythm guitarist Bobby Levinson, lead guitarist Bob Wade, harmony vocalist and bassist Tommy Dean, organist Steve Sherwood.