The Baskerville Hounds are an American garage rock group from Cleveland, Ohio. In October 1969 (not to be confused by the punk band Hound Baskerville) They had a single hit on the Billboard top-100: "Hold Me" which peaked at #88 and was on the charts for two weeks.
The band was formed as the Majestics in 1963 by Doug McCutcheon - keyboards, Larry Meese - guitar; and John Kirkpatrick - drums. They brought in Bill Emery on bass in January 1964 and Dante Rossi - rhythm guitar in July 1964. They were renamed the Dantes, then the Tulu Babies, then finally the Baskerville Hounds.
Active from 1964 through 1972, the band became WHK radio's house band for major acts. They opened for The Rolling Stones, Sonny & Cher, Beach Boys, Dave Clark 5, and many other top acts. Mike Macron replaced John Kirkpatrick on drums after Kirkpatrick was drafted in 1966. Several other musicians joined the band for short periods of time because of military service; Jack Topper on Keyboards; Tom Evans on bass; Wayne Hritz on guitar. Bobby Dillinger replaced Mike Macron on drums in the early 1970s and was in reformed Hounds of 1980's.
The band has had three chart singles, one album, one CD, plus many unreleased recordings, a second album was recorded in Florida at Critiera Studios in 1972. Due to financial difficulties at the time the album was never released and contains some of their best work according to close friends of the band who were privileged to hear a copy of the acetate. As one of the acetates may have been lost, one of the guitarist's has a copy, and there is a surviving copy on cassette, as reported by Mr. Rich Falzini.
There were two other acetates that exist, one of there version of "Teen Angel" and the other of Georgia On My Mind. These were in the possession of Rich Falzini who obtained them from Dante Rossi.
They were originally in the possession of Jimmy Testa to whom they may have been returned to.
They made several TV appearances, the Big 5 Show and Mike Douglas Show included. They have one movie soundtrack to their credit, "Hurtin' Kind", as the Tulu Babies, in the British-made crime thriller "Gangster No. 1", starring Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany, and David Thewlis. Their recordings are regularly heard on classic rock radio stations.