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the Livin' End / Kingbees

Columbus, 1965-7

The Livin' End started in 1965 as the Kingbees, but changed their name to the Livin' End. The band included Ron Perry (bass), Bobby Morrison (lead guitar), Mark Harbold (drums), Sally Bedell (vocals, dancer), and Janet Gibson (vocals, dancer). The band was rather unique in having two young ladies who sang and doubled as go-go dancers! Morrison was from London, but the rest of the band was from the Columbus suburbs.

The played Valley Dale, the Upper Deck, and many other teen clubs and school dances. The band with their female singers was known for their strong vocals.

In early 1966 the band recorded their lone 45. They chose the oft-recorded song "What Now My Love" which they took from the Sonny and Cher version. The flip side was "Hey Come Here" written by Morrison and Perry. The 45 got some airplay on WCOL. The record label was Domino, a one shot label  operated by Ron Emmons.

Not long after the 45 was released, Marc Moriva replaced Mark Harbold on drums.

The band lasted until 1967 with many of the members playing in other bands. Marc Moriva is deceased.


What Now My Love / Hey Come Here - Domino 101, Jan 1966