The Lively Ones were an American instrumental surf rock band active in Southern California in the 1960s. They played live mostly in California and Arizona. They recorded for Del-Fi records with production from Bob Keane. They recorded mostly cover songs, but there were a few originals.
Their 1963 song "Surf Rider" (written by Nokie Edwards from The Ventures) was used in the final sequence of Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction.
They are best known with these members:
Lead guitar: Jim Masoner
Rhythm guitar: Ed Chiaverini
Bass guitar: Ron Griffith
Saxophone: Joel Willenbring
Drums: Tim Fitzpatrick
Currently, John Benton plays rhythm/alternate lead guitar and Tracy Sands plays bass guitar.