Dayton, 1966-7

The Vondells were a pretty popular teen band in the Dayton area. The band members seemed to be from the Belmont and Kettering areas.

The band members included Gary Hamilton (bass), Steve Dill (lead guitar), Dennis Linville (rhythm guitar), and Jim Wagner (drums). The band recorded one song for the WONE Dayton Scene LP, "A Loser". The balladly British Invasion style song was written by Gary Hamilton. At the time of the recording they were a four member band, they also had a fifth member for a time, keyboard player Bill Wagner.

The band played as opening act for the Hollies and the Beach Boys.

Dennis Linville was killed in the Vietnam War. 


A Loser - from the WONE the Dayton Scene LP, March 1966.