the Counts

Warren, 1964-66

One of the first local bands to play the emerging British sounds, the Counts recorded a 45 at Wam in 1965. The Counts included Dave Follmeyer (lead guitar), T.J. Voithofer (rhythm guitar), Ed Len (drums). Their influences on the local scence were wide, including T.J. writing "Spiderman" for the Human Beingz. Dave's older brother Fred Follmeyer (now deceased) was the Human Beingz psuedo manager for a while. One of their most famous shows was opening for Paul Revere and the Raiders at Packard Music Hall (in Warren), where one of the Raiders was nearly electrocuted. A couple former members were involved with the popular 70s club band M.F. Rattlesnake.