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Chris Allen and the Good-Timers

Greenville, 1965-67

Chris Allen and the Good-Timers could have been a junior version of the McCoys, as like that band, the members came from the Greenville and Union City, IN area. The band's organist was Tom Pugh, who was from Union City and had played in the Coachmen with future McCoy Randy Hobbs.

The band's lead singer was Allen Wright, using the name Chris Allen. The other members were Steve Peters on drums (from Ansonia, OH), Bill Ely on bass (from Greenville) and Bob Brumbaugh on guitar (likely from the Versailles, OH area, northeast of Greenville). They got a job as the house band for the Colonial Tap Room in Greenville. 


In late 1966 or early 1967 the band recorded their only 45. The A side is an excellent teen garage sound with some nice fuzz guitar while the the flip side is a cover of a Sam the Sham LP track. The band was well known locally and appeared on the Dayton TV show "Disco 2" a few times. The band played "My Imagination" on the show in March 1967, just before the record was released.

According to the newspaper story, the band was managed by R. Long and L. Bales, the source of the B&L production credits on the label. We don't know where the record was done, possibly Commercial in Dayton. It;s the only known record that B&L was behind. 

In September of 1967, Steve Peters was mentioned in paper as playign drums for the Rain. Don't know if  the band was renamed or different band. Peters was playing in a local band Dillinger in 1972.  We don't know what happened to the other members.

My Imagination / Sorry 'Bout That - Hollywood New World 110, March 1967