• Bobby & The Bengals (Massillon, Ohio)


    Personnel :

    Bobby Herring (Lead)

    Sonny Herring

    Julius Myricks

    Al Myricks

    Richard Kirkland

    Jerry Allen


    Discography :

    1960 - Double Rock / No Parking! (B&W 601)


    Biography :

    In 1960, Bobby & the Bengals, a group of young men from Massillon have made a record on a national Label.  Feb. 6. the Black and white recording firm has issued "Double Rock" and "No Parking" by the local singers. "Double Rock" is a rock 'n roll number and "No Parking" comes under the calypso category. The Lead singer is Bobby Herring, 17, a junior at Washington High School and a member of the choir and football and basketball teams.


    Other members of the group are Sonny Herring the brother, Julius & Al Myricks, Richard Kirkland and Jerry Allen. Allen also is a student at Washington High, He is a former football player and member of the rack team, Sonny Herring and Julius Myricks are employed at the Massillon city hospital.  Kirkland works the George Waikem Ford Co. and Al Myricks is employed by the Republic Steel Corp. The Group organized in September of 1959. Bobby & The Bengals appeared at the Wadsworth recreation center and the following night at Heidelberg college. Other engagements including a March of Dimes show in Wooster, an appearance on WAKR-TV, Akron. and on the Dick Clark American Bandstand the February 12, 1960.


    Songs :

    No Parking!                                       Double Rock


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