Deacon and the Rock & Rollers
Deacon and the Rock & Rollers released one the best early rockers from Ohio. Great guitar sound, tough vocals, and space travel theme is right on for early 1959.
The band was from Coalton, near Jackson and Wellsville. Deacon was lead singer Homer Gilliland, he and the other 4 members (two guitars, upright bass, drums) were students at Coalton High School.
The band recorded the 45 at the Nau-Voo/MRC studio in West Portsmouth.
Later in 1959 Deacon Gilliland recorded a country gospel 45 with Judy Tripp, who was from McArthur.
I Don't Wanna Leave / Rockin' On The Moon - Nau-Voo 804, Feb 1959