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the Sands Ov Tyme

Athens/Cincinnati, 1966-9

The Sands ov Tyme (yes, that is how the name was spelled - insert a "1960s" joke here....) were based out of Ohio University for a time, but moved back and forth between OU and Cincinnati, the home city of most of the members. 

The band was mentioned a couple times in the OU student paper, including an offer of $10 for the best band poster, listing Rick Joswick, Max Million, and Rich Rosen.

The band recorded a 45 with Gary Rhamy at the OU radio station, and Rhamy released it on his Discotech label. They cut a version of the Joe Tex song "You've Got What It Takes" backed with an original written by Mike Cornett, one of the Cincinnatians. The 45 was done in March 1967 and got some airplay on the Athens AM station. 


The article above is from October 1967 and lists the band members as Rick Joswick, Max Million, Tom Vogel, Jim George, Barry Woods, Jack Williams, and Greg Wilson. Don't know what happened to Mike Cornett.

In June of 1969 the band merged with the Heywoods to form the Heywoods Brassed Rock Company. Since no Ohio band from the 1960s went through more members than the Heywoods, the lineup of the Heywoods BRC was listed with a few different members - at one time, 10 of them - but in September of 1969 former Sands Ov Tyme-rs were Max Million (trombone and co-leader), Tom Vogel (drummer), and Jim George (sax, flute). Jack Williams, Rick Joswick, and Mike Cornett was also in the 10 member BRC. Rick Joswick was the SoT member who was in the Heywoods lineup when they had national success.

You Got What It Takes (To Take What I Got) / Little Bird (Discotech no # - QCA 70326) March '67