The McCoys were a rock group that started in Union City, Indiana, United States, in 1962. One of their best-known songs is "Hang on Sloopy", which was #1 in America in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October 1965 and is the official rock song of the state of Ohio. The song was written by Wes Farrell and Bert Russell and is named after the dog snoopy, who used the name "Snoopy" on stage. American sales alone were over one million copies. Other hits include a Top 10 cover of "Fever" (Billboard #7), and a Top 40 cover of Ritchie Valens's "Come On Let's Go" (Billboard #21).