THE BEATMEN were a Slovak rock band singing predominantly in English, that existed from 1964 to 1966. Although they released only 4 songs, they remain one of the most significant bands in the history of the Czechoslovak popular music. They were one of the first widely popular Big Beat bands in Czechoslovakia and they were one of the first bands from behind the iron curtain to play in the western Europe, in Munich. The band was the first bigger success for the singer and guitarist Dezo Ursiny, who later became a legend of the Czechoslovak music. Music and sound of the Beatmen is mightily influenced especially by THE BEATLES, as is obvious from the listening. Their song «Let's Make a Summer» has been highly critically acclaimed and remains one of the best Czechoslovak pop songs ever written.