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Dayton, 1966-7


The Knots came from the West Carrollton area of Dayton. The group was started by Larry Anderson who had left the Dynamics. The other members were Don Baker (lead singer), Dave Bohn (lead and 12 string guitar), Roger Hopper (drums), and Rory Mays (rhythm guitar). Mays and Baker were from Centerville, and Bohn was from Kettering. 

The band was managed/booked by B.C.J. Productions from Muncie, IN and played a lot in Indiana. The group made a nice garage 45 in 1967, released on the Baus label, which was an offshoot of the Denim label  from Muncie.The Baus label only had two 45s, the other one was by the Other Five who had no Ohio connections. The record was recorded March 23, 1967, at Universal in Chicago. The A side was a pretty straightforward take on the Rolling Stones song while the flip was a fast teen garage song with enthustiastic vocals and a guitar break, credited to Baker and Bohn.

Larry Anderson is deceased. Dave Bohn had been in the Bonnevilles from Columbus.

What A Shame / You Girl - Baus no #, May, 1967