• The Mistics
    The Mistics (L to R): Ray Vaughn, Jerry Simmons, Neal Seymour, Buster Sullivan & Tommy Thompson

    The Mistics (Houston, Texas)


    Personnel :

    Ray Vaughn

    Jerry Simmons

    Neal Seymour

    Buster Sullivan

    Tommy Thompson

    Discography :

    1962 - Memories / Without Love (There Is Nothing) (Capri 631)
    1964 - You'll Be There / What Happened To Saturday (Kirk 636)

    Biography :

    The Mistics were a white vocal group from Charles H. Milby High School in Houston, Texas. formed by  Ray Vaughn, Jerry Simmons, Neal Seymour, Buster Sullivan and Tommy Thompson. They began to repeat, to occur locally and participates at some talent shows and soon had a recording contract with Capri records. Capri Records was a short-lived but influential rock and roll record label established in Conroe, Texas by Huey P Meaux and Foy Lee in the early 1960s. It launched the careers of many Texas artists and furthered the careers of artists such as Gene Summers, Gaylon Christie, Scotty McKay and Pat Minter.

    The Mistics     The Mistics
    Jerry Simmons & Buster sullivan                                                                                                  

    The Mystics had a very big hit with an old Clyde McPhatter song called "Without Love". Tom Jones covered it several years later. Anyway, that song was # 2 in Houston, but was actually # 1 in California and several other states.  After some months, Jerry Simmons leaves the band and was replaced by Clyde (Sonny) Jones, another H. Milby High School student that was part of another group, The Pastels.

    The Mistics
    The Pastels with Clyde (Sonny) Jones on top

    Clyde (Sonny) Jones did some recording in the early 60s with a friend from the dorm next door , as "Gary and Sonny" on Cadette. " It’s All Over" b/w "You’re Gonna Love Me"  were two local hits for Gary and Sonny in the area.  With this new line-up, the group continue to produce two more years andrecorded "You'll Be There" b/w "What Happened To Saturday" for Kirk Rcords in Conroe.

    Songs :

    Memories                            Without Love (There Is Nothing)





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