the Denems


Newport, KY, 1965-7

The Denems were big attraction in the greater Cincinnati area for a couple years with their unique act of performing all Beatles songs. The Denems drummer was Steve Belew, who later picked up guitar, changed his name to Adrian Belew, and gained international fame.

The Denems never released anything during their existence, but they recorded some original songs at King. One cut, "Girl", got some airplay and was officially released by Adrian on a collection of his recordings in the mid 90s. The Denems had a reunion in 2000.