Erlanger, KY, 1966-9
L-R: Frank Smith, Steve Starke, Rich Simmons, Stephen Spencer
The Ramrods were from the Erlanger, KY area. The band included Steve Starke (rhythm guitar), Stephen Spencer (lead guitar), Frank Smith (bass), and Rich Simmons (drums). The two Steves were students at Lloyd HS in Erlanger, KY while Frank was from Covington and Rich from Florence.
The band recorded one 45 for the Joye label, run by Sonny Sheets aka Sonny Charles from Covington. The 45 was recorded in July 1967, a month after Sgt. Pepper was released and in the middle of the Summer Of Love...clearly none of which had influences on the Ramrods,as the record has a light vocal group sound of a few years earlier.
The band ran their own teen club "Action Plus" in Walton, KY a few miles south of the northern KY/greater Cincinnati area.
That's all we have for now.
Walkin' / Since I Met You - Joye no # (QCA master 70764) Aug 5, 1967