On October 29, 1964, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, amidst the chaos of The Stones refusing to go on before James Brown, Chuck Berry refusing to go on until he had been paid in full in cash, and a very nervous Diana Ross who'd never played to so many people, was Moulty and The Barbarians.
The T.A.M.I. Show was a Phil Spector financed rock documentary considered by some to be the finest ever made.
The film was released in 1965 as Moulty & The Barbarians released their one album on Laurie Records, The Barbarians. The album was produced by Doug Morris who went on to become President of A&M Records. He co-wrote the hit which raised the question of the decade, Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? (#55 in Billboard in 1965).
Moutly was a drummer with one hand that was replaced by a hook. There are many rumors of how this occurred, the most popular being that he lost it making a pipebomb to blow up his high school in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
In 1966, "Moulty," the autobiographical song sung by Moulty about his handicap was released. The band disbanded shortly thereafter. Three members including Jerry Causi and Jeff Morris went on to form Black Pearl in California with resident freak, Bernie "BB" Fieldings.
Today, Moulty teaches self-defense on the South Shore of Boston.