The Nerves were a pioneering three-piece, Los Angeles-based power pop band. After their brief existence, members Jack Lee, Peter Case, and Paul Collins went on to achieve greater fame and peace of mind in their subsequent projects. Though little heard in their relatively short existence, The Nerves nonetheless posthumously provided Blondie and Paul Young with two of their biggest hits.
Guitarist Jack Lee was born on March 25, 1952 in Alaska, where he lived until making his way to San Francisco in the early 1970s. Once in San Francisco, he busked near Fisherman’s Wharf, mostly playing Bob Dylan covers. After a time, he began writing original songs and one of his first was “Hanging on the Telephone.” Bassist Peter Case, a Buffalo... Read More