Throughout the '60s and '70s, guitarist/songwriter Jerry Cole (1939-2008) worked with some of the most prominent talents in rock & roll, including Them, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, and as a session man in Phil Spector's Wrecking Crew. With his own group the Spacemen, Cole released four albums of space-age surf music in just over two years, beginning with 1963's "Outer Limits". As the '60s progressed, Cole worked on sessions for the Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man"/"I Knew I'd Want You" single and Them's 1965 self-titled album. He teamed up with Roger McGuinn again in 1972 for McGuinn's debut solo record, and session work with Roger Miller, Chuck Howard, and Susie Allanson sent him in a country-rock direction. Cole's work with the Spacemen was collected in the 1999 Sundazed compilation "Power Surf! The Best of Jerry Cole & His Spacemen".