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Jul 13, 2009
1:40 PM
I read almost all of the last 2 years of postings. Does anyone remember "The Magnificent 7" band at the Diamond Club, or the "Gold River Band" at Rumor's in Kettering? I was a member of both of those groups. We played there for a couple years, but I never hear anyone speak of the band. Maybe it was unforgettle, hehe. I am retired now in Arizona, but still entertain people my age here. Here is my website: www.dallasdan.gobot.com In my spare time, I have managed to write a novel that tells about my and my family's lives from the 1940's til now. It's called "Dalton Shores". If you wanna read some HOT musician stories, about Ohio bands, read it. It's available on Amazon.com. I didn't use the real city and state name, but you'll know. If anyone remembers me, I'd like to hear from you. If there are any people my age on here, you may even remember "The Jaguars" my first band. The members were myself, Glen miller, later of "The Just-n-Tyme" band, Kelly Coffey and Ray Kelly. We were from the east side of Dayton and played sometimes at the KofC Hall in east dayton. I remember about everything you talked about on here. Is fun remembering. I went to Belmont High and Eastmont elementary and U.S. Grant elementary.

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81 posts
Jul 14, 2009
8:58 AM
Does anyone remember the Lovers
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Feb 15, 2010
6:28 PM
Here are more names of some of the local bands of the 1960s and 70s: Bridorian Knoll, Captain Crunch and the Crew, The Posts (still active ?), The Tracers, Leaves of Grass, Queen Bees, December's Children, Pictiorian Skiffuls, Stormy Knights, The New GTs, The Others, The Trojans, Country Earth, The Continentals, and X-cellents.

Last Edited by on Mar 15, 2010 10:09 AM
112 posts
Feb 16, 2010
6:45 AM
mem, i remember the Leaves of Grass, My girlfriends big brother played with them, i remember they played a lot in Trotwood and played one of my favorite songs by Vanilla Fudge.
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Feb 20, 2010
5:32 PM
I remember the LOVERS, with Leah and the guys. During the same time frame, I was the bass player in a band called THE DATES. Remember that band? We all played the curcuit in Dayton including the original Walnut Hills on Wayne, Tank's home now, and Sam's on 5th.
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Feb 23, 2010
1:11 PM
Just seen this site and signed up to go back in time in my own head and maybe a few others. Does anyone remember the englewood place called *TJ's* was a great hotspot for bands and i played there many times back in the later part of the 70's. Michael Harris( a good friend of mine) always played there also with the rest of us guitarist in different bands like Bearcreek and such,too many to remember now. God i'm old. Then on the Dixie Strip where Bobby (Robert Pollard) got his start in music with a band called Anacrusis that was great for a bunch of young kids at a place next to where Flamingo's is at now that was so small,but those kids rocked that place and packed it way past what capacity was. Also Michael, Arch Angel band played all over too at Obidiahs and Mouse that Roared in Beavercreek. Yeah those were the days.
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Feb 23, 2010
3:27 PM
I am new to this forum and love to remember the old times in Dayton. How about the girl group called Candy and the Wrappers? Remember the night club in Centerville called Baliwiks? Had a great showband called PIMOY.
Sweetwater, the disco club in Kettering? Used to belong to the swimclub called JCC, if youy were non Jewish and lived within a 3 mile range, you could get a family pool membership for $60. Would have parties and Sonny Flarity and the Mark V would perform. Played the song Hey Conductor! Used to hang out at the old Hanks Shiloh Club. My buddies and me and our girlfriends would go there after a night out and drink 3.2 beer. They always kept a case or two of 3.2 beer for us. Had great h-burgers.
113 posts
Feb 24, 2010
5:44 AM
Does anyone remember a band called CheapSkate, they played on roller skates and would play Train Train almost perfect.
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Feb 27, 2010
11:30 AM
No one has mentioned 'The Stumps' yet. They're still active and have some dates coming up in the near future. I liked them quite a bit. A link....

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Mar 28, 2010
12:23 PM
does anybody remember tom and the tempests, randy and the viceroys both played at the old gbu hall at xenia and linden in east dayton along with the new blues messengers
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Mar 29, 2010
1:25 PM
One of the best writers and guitarist in the area, Roger Sayre, passed away on March 20, 2010. Roger was in many local bands and was back-up for many major recording artist in the 60's and early 70's. More info on Roger Sayre is available at www.northridgealumni.org .

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Mar 29, 2010
2:28 PM
i rember roger sayre from the lt club and his recordings like hang it up, go little willy,certainly had a heck of good sound back in the 60s
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Jun 04, 2010
9:32 AM
anyone remember Teddy and Rough Rider band in early 60's....to see more on this band go to thecoolgroove.com pic's and lot of info

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Jun 04, 2010
4:56 PM
I remember Teddy and the Rough Riders,I used to have there record Money and Gold,seen them play at churches all around the Dayton area,they had a good sound
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Jun 05, 2010
2:28 PM
Master guitarist Garrick Alden was in a few local bands here while still in his mid-teens. The family moved here to Alexandria around 1972, and Garrick has a recording studio in (I think) Laurel, MD. (Laurel--yeecch!) If John McLaughlin had had American country influences instead of Eastern ones, he and Garrick would be roughly equal.
There was a band called "Steam Hammer" with a singer named Ron Golden, who had a very - um, - well the title of the song was - Oh, I can't repeat it on a family site. Maybe soneone remembers the opening lyric: "I was walking down the street the other day, when this long-haired hippe come a-boppin' my way...." They always did the number at the close of their shows, because there was an 80% chance the manager of the venue would pull the plug on them before the second verse.
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Jun 15, 2010
5:30 PM
mem, I do remember alot of these bands.I used to listen to Country Earth alot.I heard they were defunked now . What gives?Went to the KOC Hall on Sundays.I do wish for those good old days.Thanks.
32 posts
Jun 15, 2010
6:25 PM
Hey Danschultz ,did harold Mojo Miller ever play for your group the Jaguars? He was a heck of a drummer
20 posts
Jul 23, 2010
3:52 AM
Does anyone remember "Soul Incorporated" a university of Dayton band big in the 60's?
30 posts
Jul 23, 2010
7:28 PM
Ohio Players were from Dayton
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Jul 25, 2010
3:38 AM
I just found a record today at a yard sale that was the artist Just N' Tyme Band from dayton ohio. About 3 years ago I sold a 45 record Ron Berry & The Dreamers Rockabilly group from dayton on ebay for $489.00.
Northridge Kid
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Jul 25, 2010
7:34 PM
Anyone remember Ted Hartman that played Bass Guitar for Country Earth? Or Jim Cowan that played Blues Guitar from Northridge.
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Jul 25, 2010
7:56 PM
Anyone know something about a Dayton group called The Newcomers? I found their LP titled "Fantasy and Reality" at a thrift store the other day, haven't listened to it yet... I couldn't find a date on it, but I'm guessing Sixties or Seventies from the style of the cover. Thanks for any info!
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Jul 26, 2010
8:35 AM
It appears most of these bands are from the '60s and '70s. Going back a bit further, I was hoping perhaps someone had information or photos of the Kelly Christianson Orchestra. My dad (now deceased) played tenor sax and clarinet and was a vocalist with them in the late '30's and early '40's.
73 posts
Aug 01, 2010
6:20 PM
Anyone remember Sunofa (later became Flyweil I think)? Some of its former band members tour as "The Hatfields" today. They are still an exceptional band!

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Aug 05, 2010
7:36 PM
What about some bands from the early 80's like Illusions, Auburn Sash, White Rose just to mention a few that played quite a bit at The Mouse That Roared. Remember "Going Home" with the Drake brothers now called the Hathaways.
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Aug 07, 2010
8:12 AM
I remember that WHIO had a Saturday show something like American Bandstand. There was a band called London Fog and the Continentals that always played their version of the Isley Brothers song "It's Your Thing". I think they were from Dayton.
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Aug 07, 2010
4:52 PM
Northridge Kid. I was in the Army with a Jim Cowan. I ran into him years later playing harmonica and singing in a blues band called the Mojo Kings, in the Oregon District.
19 posts
Aug 07, 2010
8:16 PM
Another great Dayton musician/band: Dale Walton's 2nd Wind. Saw them performing live on Courthouse Square back in the late 80's. Dale has a MySpace page - I think he's still active.
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Aug 09, 2010
9:35 PM
I wish I could find my old WTUE Homegrown album. Yes, LP. Another local band that got some attention in the 80's was Beowolf(sp), and others that I can't remember. Where's that album!
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Aug 09, 2010
10:02 PM
delcodude - Your post got me to thinking that I have that LP, however mine is the WTUE Homegrown II (released in 1981). The bands on that album were: Desi Demona and The Nouveau Riche, Nazca Line, Bramble, Nobody Home, The Debbie Smith Band, Bearcreek, Spence Brothers Quartet, Mariner, Wheels and Sapphire Wine. I don't know how local all those bands were, since some of the tracks were produced by studios outside of Dayton.
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Aug 13, 2010
12:17 PM
In beavercreek in the 70s there was Moriah, stevens brothers , Toys ,
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Aug 25, 2010
5:51 PM
Heres a great site for all of you guys that want/need information on the Dayton area bands. Someone mentioned Candy and the wrappers (All Girl band) I can't recall them. The first And best (My opinion) all girl band was called "Vicki And The Rest" They were only around 14 when they started.


Last Edited by on Aug 25, 2010 5:59 PM
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Aug 25, 2010
6:27 PM
I remember Vicky and the Rest. Had to be around 1965.
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Aug 26, 2010
8:07 PM

Yep, they were around for 3-4 Years, 64-67 or somewhere in that area. I had a major secret crush on the brunette guitar player, her sister was the drummer.

Last Edited by on Aug 26, 2010 8:08 PM
65 posts
Aug 28, 2010
4:39 PM
I remember watching Candy and the Wrapper,I watched them practice one time,I was invited by Bonnie Arnold,one of the members, does anyone know what became of them or how far did they get,someone said they made a record called...Your the Hurting Kind
Dozer man
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Aug 29, 2010
1:57 PM
Soul Inc. was one of the finest groups in the mid sixties Dayton offered, They played with Fats Domino, The Dovels, Bobby Goldsborough, They opened for many international acts that came to the Dayton Area. They played at the Diamond Club and Forest Park regularly and the show they put on was first rate. Kind of a Memphis sould sound.
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Aug 30, 2010
10:30 AM
Does anyone remember a black guy and his group back in the 50's by the name of H Bomb Ferguson? He played guitar and sang the blues in a bar on Salem Ave, close to Miracle Lane. I just wondered what ever happened to him. He was really good.
539 posts
Sep 04, 2010
10:10 AM

Do you know what ever happened to any of the groups. Vicky/Candy and the lot? Just curious if any of them stuck around for all these years. I assume that like many of the rest of us, they are scattered to the Four corners of the Country.
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Nov 01, 2010
11:20 AM
Yes, I knew Candy and the Wrappers. I briefly dated Donna the drummer. They worked trough the same agency as our band, the Gnomes did.

As I recall, they were from the N. Dayton/Salem Mall area..
87 posts
Nov 01, 2010
1:01 PM
Jazzbass,do you know if Bonnie Arnold stayed with Candy and the Wrppers?
2 posts
Nov 01, 2010
1:39 PM
This would have been '67 and frankly, I don't really recall the other girls very well. What did she play?

Our keys player dated their keys player for a bit too.
88 posts
Nov 01, 2010
2:23 PM
Bonnie was a blonde and played guitar but I can't say if it was lead,rhythm or bass,I watched them practice one time around about the same time 66 or 67
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Nov 01, 2010
9:22 PM
roge, the name sounds really familiar but at this point I've got nothing.. Once upon a time I had a promo photo of them but it's long gone.

Let me shake some dust off..
Someone mentioned Captain Crunch and the Crew, that was Gary Hill's band. Gary is still active as a solo act and with his band the Dinosaurs.

IIRC Dave Markum played lead guitar for the Pictiorian Skiffuls. I jammed with Dave in '97, several weeks later he passed away.

Just a bunch of Beavercreek bums.. LOL
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Nov 02, 2010
1:26 PM
My father was founding member and drummer of Soul Inc. I have followed in his footsteps and now play drums in Nashville . Can anyone share any memories of Soul Inc. shows on here ?

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Nov 19, 2010
2:52 PM
Hey MaryAgnes of The Dates!!

Wow....been looking for some sort of rememberance of the Dates and after months of Googling...you're it! I first saw the Dates at UD in a parking lot behind Founders Hall (1980). I was only a freshman at the time but had an absolute great time. The standout song was I Don't Wanna Shop At Macy's....it became one of our favorites, even though we owned no copies of it. I saw the Dates one or two more times but that was it....anyway...whats the chance that I could get some sort of copy of that Macy's song?? cassette? vinyl?? 8-track?? I was just emailing some UD buddies this week about this forum and if I could produce a copy of this CLASSIC, it owuld make our day!

Thanks in advance of you can help!

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Nov 19, 2010
2:59 PM
A couple other memories from the way-back machine:

1) Glass Hammer - A Dingleberry's employee band with Mary Jane Price as lead singer. Possibly managed by Tom Weisser, owner of Dingleberry's?

2) Mary Jane Band - Mary Jane Price went on to some local success as lead singer of this band who eventually opened for Black Oak Arkansas at McGuffy's and Rare Earth at the Dayton Convention Center one year. Moved on to other bands known as "MaryJane and The Look" and "Marquis featuring Mary Jane", a dance band.

12 posts
Nov 21, 2010
7:32 PM
My all time favorite local band from the are who played alot in Dayton was McGuffy Lane, they were quite country but I remember them doing a few Beatles songs at Island Park in the late 70's, I still have one of there two albums they recorded & Of Course Jose Higgins and the low rent blues band were awesome bluesmen in the oregon district in the mid-80's
344 posts
Nov 22, 2010
6:48 AM
I moved to Dayton in 1972 but the only band I remember is Cotton and they're still around. They used to play quite often at the Buckhorn Tavern.

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Nov 22, 2010
1:29 PM
I really loved the band "Blue Lou Boil." I was very sorry to hear the news when they disbanded (pun intended) a few years back. Loved their song "Going Back to Drexel." It was hilarious.

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Dec 14, 2010
8:58 AM
Hey Roge, you were asking about "Tom and the Tempests." I played bass with them for awhile.

On a sad note; I don't know how many of you remember "Stu Self." He had a local hit called "Mary Ellen." He also was the organist at the Beavercreek skate arena.
I recorded with him when I lived in Dayton, but lost track of him for many years. Tracked him down to the last place he lived and the manager said he died a few years ago. He was a great singer, guitarist and organist. I will miss him.

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