In 1959, Lynn Cline was so impressed with The Sultans that he wanted his own group and The Epics were formed. The members were originally all males from Atherton High School. The Epicsâ€™ first record, Diamonds and Pearls, was recorded on their own label in 1960. In 1962 the Epics added female singers, one of the first Louisville groups to do so.
The Epics were soon signed by the Joni Agency, a Louisville booking agency owned and operated by Gene and Vi Snyder. In 1963, the first release on the newly formed Joni label was The Epicsâ€™ recording of We Belong Together/Baltimore. Both sides of the record received airplay. We Belong Together went to number 2 on WAKY radio and number 1 on WKLO radio. It was only the third Louisville record to reach the number one spot.
The groupâ€™s follow-up record, Theme For Janet, went to number 9 on WKLO. The Epics toured regionally and appeared with such national groups as the Beach Boys and the Lettermen and remained together until late 1965.
In 1973, Sacred Heart Academy had a ten-year class reunion, and with the renewed interest in â€˜60s music, they wanted a â€˜60s group to play. Janie Moss and the other girls from The Epics had attended Sacred Heart, so it was decided the group would get back together one last time. The Epics were such a success they decided to reunite.
In November of 1980, The Epics released their first LP, and 2003 saw the release of The Fabulous Epics Live Over The Years CD.