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The Sentinals were a surf rock band from San Luis Obispo, California (1961-1965). The band is notable for a Latino influence in some works, such as "Latin'ia" (1962). Notable band members included Tommy Nunes,[1] drummer John Barbata (later of The Turtles and Jefferson Starship) and Lee Michaels (then known as Michael Olsen) on keyboards.

In the summer of 1962, the group toured the country and opened for bands including The Coasters and The Righteous Brothers.