Kansas to California: 1959-64

Bands: Them Three Guys -> The Keys -> The Squires -> The Soul Giants 

[Note: Background Colors = blue: rehearsing/recording; = pink: bad event; = lilac: good event]

1959-1964

 

Date

City

Venue

Comments / Sources

1959

Them Three Guys:

 

 

End of 1959 for about 6 months; with Ray & Gary Willis

 

Witchita ?

Angels 37 Club

 

1960

Elmo B and The Other Three:

 

 

 

 

Witchita

Elmo's Spur Club

Sits in with this "Country Swing" from time to time

The Debonaires:

 

 

Played under this name for about 6 months and then changed band name to The Keys

1961-62

The Keys:

 

 

Changed name from The Debonaires [late 59?/early '60?]

 

 

 

with John Holt, Tom Beard & Larry Hurst

 

 

 

Released vinyl single Stretch Pants / A Matter of Time[1000 copies printed]

1963-64

The Squires:

 

 

with Richie Hepner; "for about a year and a half";

 

 

 

sacked for being "too ugly"; JCB then moves to California

The Soul Giants:

 

 

with Roy Estrada, Davy Coronado, Larry ? & Dave ?;

 

 

 

Ray Hunt & Ray Collins replace Larry & Dave when they are drafted for Vietnam war.

 

 

 

Ray Hunt quits, Frank Zappa joins, Davy Coronado quits

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