the Trollie

Columbus, 1969

L-R: Bob Hill (guitar), Mike Haines (bass), Dave Smith (drums)

"The Trollie was an interim group, with the same members as the later "Strongbow": Bob(by) (Gibson) Hill, Mike Haines and Dave Smith. We were breaking free from the old school group concept - uniforms, haircuts, softer hits - and making the slow change to hipper, individual dress, longer hair and some heavier, original songs aimed at future recording. When we got heavier, "Trollie" seemed too cute." - Bob Hill