There are multiple artists named "The Emperors": 1. Southern California Classic Rock band;
2. Vocal Soul group from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;
3. Black Metal Surf band. 1. Formed by Steve Watts and high school friends in the 1960's, The Emperors (later known as Emperor) quickly became a clear Long Beach favorite, playing at teen dances, concerts and other events throughout the area. They entered and won a number of Battle of the Bands and made several appearances on Sam Riddle's "9th Street West" TV dance show.