In 1963, young drummer Eddi Kristins from Keflavík went to England and saw The Beatles play in Bournemouth every night for a week. He came back to Iceland and told his friend, guitar player Gunnar Þórðarson, all about this amazing band. They decided to form a band of their own and got their friend Elli Björns to play rhythm guitar, Einar Jul to sing. Gunnar wanted his friend Rúnar Júlíusson to play bass. Rúnar didn´t know how to play the instrument but Gunni was determined to teach him.