After leaving Scientology, the 1960s band People! has a new album out! - 2021-12-27
Now here's a comeback we've been looking forward to.
In the late 1960s, Geoff Levin and his brother Robbie were founding members of People!, a band that had a devoted following and at least one radio hit, and which eventually was made up of only Scientologists. In fact, its members even all joined the Sea Org at one point, and became the first band to do so, dedicating themselves to the church by signing billion-year contracts.
Geoff and Robbie had grown up in San Jose, and by the mid-60s were making music. Geoff's first band was the Piney Creek Ramblers, a bluegrass outfit. But under the influence of a heady mix of Bay Area musicians, People! was formed, and had its one big hit with a Zombies song, "I Love You," which charted at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 — and got the group on American Bandstand.