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The Sundown Playboys

The Sundown Playboys are a Cajun band based in Lake Charles in southern Louisiana. Founded in 1945 by Lionel Cormier, they are still going strong, with various Cormier family members among their alumni. Cajun music is typified by the fiddle and the accordion, and it was the band’s accordion player, the youngest member at 16, Pat Savant, who led the band to Apple. He sent over a copy of ‘Saturday Nite Special’ that had been cut for local label Swallow Records, and George Harrison loved it.