Bob Demmon, guitarist in the Colorado-based surf band The Astronauts, died December 18. He was 71. In addition to being a successful surf band from a landlocked state, the Astronauts were known for their matching outfits and matching Fender guitars. In 1963, they had a hit with the instrumental "Baja." Demmon switched to bass in latter incarnations of the band, and was a longtime music teacher at Coronado (CA) High School before he retired. Demmon was interviewed in the May ’97 issue of <em>Vintage Guitar</em>.