The Connells attained European success in 1993 with their album Ring, which featured “’74-‘75”, a Top 20 hit that brought the band international recognition and remains a popular and influential alt-rock anthem around the world.

Alternative power-pop band The Connells hail from Raleigh, North Carolina and are most known for their 1993 hit song, “’74-’75”. Formed by main songwriter Mike Connell and his brother David Connell, the band was rounded out by Doug MacMillan, future filmmaker John Shultz, George Huntley and Peele Wimberley, who later replaced Shultz on drums creating the “classic” line-up of the band. Greatly influenced by the melodic jangly pop sounds of the Beatles and The Byrds, The Connells made a substantial impact on the college music scene with their second album Boylan Heights. The fourth album, One Simple Word, included the band’s breakthrough radio single, “Stone Cold Yesterday”, which hit #3 on the Modern Rock chart, followed by “Slackjawed”, which hit #9 on the same chart. The Connells attained European success in 1993 with their album Ring, which featured “’74-‘75”, a Top 20 hit that brought the band international recognition and remains a popular and influential alt-rock anthem around the world.