the Diamond Rings / Frisco Mint / Mint

Niles/Ravenna, 1966-1971

A popular garage band in the Niles/Ravenna corridor, they started as the Diamond Rings and recorded an excellent garage sound 45 at Akron Recording. The combo changed their name to the Frisco Mint around the time of 45 release, as many copies (but not all) are stickered with the new name over Diamond Rings. After some personnel changes, they rechirstened themselves the Mint.