The Belairs were one of the pre-eminent Los Angeles South Bay surf bands, scoring in 1961, with the classic ‘Mr Moto’. Rhythm guitarist and ‘Mr. Moto’ composer, Paul Johnson was joined in the original Belairs line-up by lead guitarist, Eddie Bertrand, drummer Richard Delvy and sax player Chaz Stuart. Jimmy Roberts also helped out on piano for recording sessions and live appearances.
The Belairs carried on until 1964, when the British Invasion wiped out nearly all the surf bands.