The Imperialites

Walter Scott: Vocals | George Semper: Keyboards

Genre: Pop

RIYL: The Chessmen, the Kingsmen

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Synoposis

Background:

Named after Imperial Street in downtown, the Imperialites were a 1960s band fronted by Walter Scott and featuring George Semper, both of the Chessmen. Members also sometimes played with the Kingsmen (aka George Semper's Kingsmen, after another group by that name became famous).

A single called "Have Love Will Travel" b/w "Let's Get One" was released on local Imperial Records in 1965. The A-side also appeared on a split 7-inch single with Doug Johnson and the Outlaws' "Slip Knot."

George Semper recorded and released his own Makin' Waves album through Imperial Records, before becoming a partner in the Jazzville nightclub on Broadway downtown in 1966. He relocated to L.A. at the end of the sixties and founded a production company called Inner City Attractions, as well as a record label, Inner City.

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