The 1962 nucleus of the MN based, four original Castaways was made up of Dick Roby, Dennis Craswell, Roy Hensley, and Bob LaRoy Foschow. The group made a decision in 1963 that they did not want to be just another guitar band, so they added Jim Donna DeLaSallee to play the keyboard.
From 1963 into 1964, the group was steadily building a strong fan base. In 1965, they recorded "Liar, Liar". By the end of 1965, nearly 1 million copies of "Liar, Liar" had been sold, and they were on tour both on the West Coast and East Coast. The group toured with many big names such as The Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, The Byrds, The Lovin' Spoonful, and The Shangri-Las to name a few.
In late 1966 the Vietnam War broke up the glory days of the Castaways when Bob Folschow was drafted. Ironically, it was the Vietnam War that brought the original group back together for a 25 year reunion tour in the late 1980's. The song "Liar, Liar" was featured in the movie "Good Morning Vietnam", and the group decided to tour the Midwest with others for a few years. They have stayed together in one form or another since 1962.
The Castaways have been inducted into both the Minnesota and Iowa rock and roll hall of fame's Congratulations and thanks for the memories!