was based in Hueytown, Alabama in the mid to late 1960s. They
covered Beatles, Rolling Stones, and bands of the British Invasion.
The band began when Steve met Rick in 10th grade in the fall
friend, Bob, joined as a singer but they needed a lead guitar player.
Steve knew Ron from an earlier gig at Steve's Junior High School.
Steve taught Ron how to play orchestra chords and the band was
Their first gig was at Rick's old Junior High
School. The band first called themselves "The Strangers" until
they realized another band had already chosen that name.
Left to Right: Rick's brother, Mike, Bob, Rick, friend Phillip, Ron, and Steve
Promo pic 1965
Rick, Ron, Don, Bob, Mick
In this photo Rick is playing a Burns guitar. Not many of those around these days.
Ron's grandson, Joe, playing Rick's Burns guitar.
1965: Don, Rick, Bob, Ron
1966: Don and Ron
1967: Rick, Bob, Steve, Mick
1985: Rick, Ron, Mick, Bob and Don
war in Vietnam played it's roll in the breakup of the band like it did
with many other garage bands of this era. The band soon broke up
and didn't get together again until 1985. Steve had taken a
career in the Coast Guard. They never saw him again.
1989: Ron, John and Rick
1998: Ron, Rick, Don, Bob, Mick
2003: Rick, John, Ron
2004: last performance
band booked over the years as The Strangers, Huns, and Bluerock Band.
They did mostly rock and blues but added some country music as well.
With help from other band members, Ron wrote songs that the band
recorded. Rick financed all of the recordings and most of the equipment
for the public engagements.
(pics and info courtesy Ron Vincent)
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