The Hollywood Persuaders
The Hollywood Persuaders were a U.S. rock band, produced by Paul Buff (who actually played all instruments). A few tracks were released under their name: Tijuana Surf and Grunion Run (1963), Persuasion and Juarez (1964) and two albums, Drums A-Go-Go (1965) and Los Persuaders (1965). As Buff's Pal Studio in Cucamonga was eventually taken over by Frank Zappa to become Studio Z, Zappa became more involved with the musicians recording there.  Buff asked Zappa to write a B-side to the band's single Tijuana Surf, which became Grunion Run.  Tijuana Surf was a number one-hit song in Mexico at the time. Thanks to the royalties on this song, Buff was able to bail Zappa out of jail in March 1965 after he was arrested.