the Journey Men

Brunswick, 1965-7

The Journey men were a five member band of Brunswick high school students. The band included  JIm Kerns on lead guitar and vocals, Howard Cook on organ and vocals, Dale Seeds on bass and vocals, Ron MacMillan on guitar and vocals, and Bob Levandowski on drums.  The band decided to take a trip down to Florida and while there, recorded an excellent teen garage 45 for the Tampa based Boss label. Both songs were credited to Ron MacMillan.  They took the record back home and got some decent sales and a bit of airplay on Akron area radio.

Howard Cook, returned to Brunswick HS and became a teacher. According to one of his former students, he would occasionally play the record in his class!

There were several groups named the Journey Men (or variations on that name), this band only made the one record.


She's Sorry / Short and Sweet - Boss 008, spring 1967