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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: Claremont, CA
  • Active: 1983 - Unknown
  • Number of gigs played: 2
  • Number of other acts played with: 5
Sceneroller, Chardon Square, Bill Sass, Perry Tollet, Doni Costello, Phil Cuzimano
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From Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World:

In 1983 ska was declining, punk was old hat, and power-pop was in many ways on the rise again. Chardon Square came into being September of that year when ex-Targets guitarist Perry Tollet formed up with ex-Patterns bassist Bill Sass and guitarist Phil Cuzimano, with Doni Costello on drums. With The Jam, Buzzcocks and the Clash heavily influencing them, they quickly garnered a large following in the Orange County/Los Angeles mod scenes in Southern California.

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Bart Mendoza on Chardon Square:

Few details on My Three Sons but Chardon Square was one of the great Mod bands of the era, releasing two highly collectable singles, of which “65 Film Show” is a certified classic. Featured Perry Tollet formerly of the Targets (great EP) and Paul Tollet was always around with them. He ran Golden Voice Concert Promotions for awhile and is now one of the men behind the Coachella Festival. Also, just to mention it. Chardon Square didn’t play that Rain Parade gig at the New Generation, Manual Scan did. Not a huge crowd, but a real memorable gig (I have a tape), particularly as it was the one time we did Pink Floyd’s “Time”/”Great Gig In The Sky (outro)” , which went over huge with Rain Parade, one of my all time favorite bands – awesome guys, awesome music.

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