Pop Rock Music
The We Five were a folk rock group that formed in San Francisco. Their cover of Ian & Sylvia’s song “You Were on My Mind” was their biggest hit, going to #1 on Cashbox and the Adult Contemporary Chart as well as #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1965.
The We Five played pop jazz, adult rock and roll, and Broadway show tunes on acoustic and electric instruments, adding vocal harmonies. Michael Stewart formed the group, and he was the brother of John Stewart of the Kingston Trio. Michael Stewart sang baritone and bass and played a 5-string banjo, 6-string acoustic guitar, and a 9-string amplified guitar. Beverly Bivens sang from tenor to soprano and played rhythm guitar. Other group members were Jerry Burgan (tenor, 6-string acoustic guitar), Pete Fullerton (tenor, acoustic and Fender bass), and Bob Jones (baritone/tenor, 6 string electric jazz guitar, and 12-string electric guitar).