The original "recording and touring" version of The Rumbles was formed in 1963 with Rich Clayton, Bud Phillips, Joe Brunnworth, and Steve Hough. They were able to land a recording contract with Mercury Records in Chicago. In 1968 they released their most successful single "Jezebel" which charted at #1 in several markets. In 1970 this group disbanded due to the popularity of psychedelic music. In 1979, a reunion concert in Omaha was so well received they decided to get back together. Although there were many member changes over the years to come, the recipe for their success remained the same until they decided to retire in 2015.