The Sir Douglas Quintet came on the scene in 1965 with their first single, "She's About A Mover
." They were from Texas, but tried to pass off as Brits to tie in with the British Invasion bands that were huge at the time (thus the band name). That ruse didn't last long, but in 1968 they became a California hippie band, albeit with a Tex-Mex sound. "Mendocino" introduced this new look and got them back on the chart. It was their last substantial hit, but the group proved very prolific, with a string of recordings typically in the roots music genre. The Sir Douglas Quintet folded in the mid-'70s, but Doug Sahm carried on as a solo artist, and later with the group The Texas Tornados.