Ashland, KY originally,

Huntington, West VA later

Back row from left: Albert Richardson, Larry Creech, Larry Talerico, Buddy McCoy, Brad Rhodes;
Front row from left: Danny Shortridge and Bruce France. Missing is Pat Loving



The band was from Ashland, Kentucky, original billed as simply the Mustangs. The original band included

Danny Shortridge - lead vocals
Larry Creech - sax
Darrel Tucker - trumpet
Rudy Hester - keyboards
Boots Shelton - bass, replaced by Larry 'Frog' Johnson
Dave Osborne - drums

By the time of the Kickin Mustangs single, Danny Shortridge and Larry Creech remained from the original group, but the rest of the members were new:

Danny Shortridge - lead vocals
Bruce France - lead vocals
Larry Creech - sax
Larry Talerico - trumpet
Pat Loving - lead guitar
Brad Rhodes - keyboards
Albert Richardson - bass
Buddy McCoy - drums

Later members included Terry Sanders on drums and Mike Tolone. Pat Loving and Larry Creech have since passed away.

"Kickin'" was written by Parnell, Loving, & Minnefield. "Take a Miracle" on the flip is a nice ballad written by Bob Minnefield. This is also the most valuable record on the Plato label, by the way.

(courtesy garagehangover)

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