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Published on Apr 14, 2009
The instrumental group The Piltdown Men was Ed Cobb and Lincoln Mayorga. Both were involved with the group The Four Preps. In 1960 they recorded the old nursery rhyme `Old MacDonald`and for the flip "Brontosaurus Stomp". "Brontosaurus Stomp" made it to # 75 on the Billboard charts, helped by the new cartoon series called the Flintstones .In the UK, "McDonald's Cave" was the A-side, and peaked at # 14. The follow-up was an ambitious choice : Rossini's "William Tell Overture" became the source for "Piltdown Rides Again" and in the UK it peaked at # 14 (again). The third single coupled a Henry Mancini composition, "The Great Impostor" with "Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone". EMI in the UK chose the latter as the A-side and by March 1961, the record reached # 18